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It’s 1864. The California Gold Rush is about over, but twelve-year-old Jeremiah “Jem” Coulter and his sister, Ellie, are sure they can pan more gold from Cripple Creek. With Pa’s new job as sheriff of lawless Goldtown, and a cousin and aunt from back East moving in, there’s plenty of adventure for everyone.
Whether figuring out why Cripple Creek has mysteriously dried up, or getting trapped in the belly of an old mine . . . or following clues into a dark and mysterious canyon . . . Jem’s life in a gold-mining camp is always exciting, with opportunities to learn to trust God.
Click on the titles below to read sample chapters:
1- Badge of Honor Twelve-year-old Jem Coulter and his sister Ellie’s live are turned upside down when their father becomes sheriff of lawless Goldtown, California.
2- Tunnel of Gold When the Midas mine plays out, Goldtown may become a ghost town. Jem will do anything to find a way to help save the mine. But is his friend Will’s plan too risky?
3- Canyon of Danger As “man of the family” for the week, Jem must figure out what happened to their family’s stolen horse and rifle before his father returns home to Goldtown.
4- River of Peril A trip to Sacramento turns dangerous when Jem tries to help his father keep gold bound for the Union from falling into the hands of Confederate sympathizers.