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Emily Fairfield sails to California in 1850 expecting her lawyer-turned-gold miner husband to meet her for a second honeymoon in San Francisco. Instead, she finds herself amidst a wild and lawless culture dominated by gold-fever. Feeling abandoned, Emily is nonetheless determined to find her husband. But when she is met by an old man on the waterfront, her determination turns to cold fear when he says that El Rio de las Calveras, where she may find her husband, translates to the River of Skulls. "A wonderful story of a brave, adventurous woman, her family, and events in the period which spans 1850 to 1906. The author vividly portrays the events and gorgeous scenery of the foothills in which she lives."---C. Leandro, Santa Margarita, CA "River of Skulls unfolds in an engrossing narrative of life in California's Gold Rush era. Careful research on the part of the author is reflected in the story's period setting and dialogue, fulfilling the reader's desire for authenticity. The life of a gutsy woman and her family makes this a page turner, right up to the end!" --M. J. Post, Portland, OR "I thought River of Skulls was a marvelous first novel for the author...a true delight to read." --Dori Hamilton, Beaverton, OR Janet Langton works part-time at the Calaveras Historical Society's Red Barn Museum in San Andreas, CA, and is working on her second historical novel. She lives in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Publisher's website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/RiverOfSkulls.html
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Book Description Eloquent Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1609116216