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New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers returns to the California frontier in this sweeping, romantic tale of a displaced New England suffragette, a former Union soldier disinherited by his Southern family, and the town they join forces to save.  

1875. When Kathryn Walsh arrives in tiny Calvada, a mining town nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, falling in love is the farthest thing from her mind. Banished from Boston by her wealthy stepfather, she has come to claim an inheritance from the uncle she never knew: a defunct newspaper office on a main street overflowing with brothels and saloons, and a seemingly worthless mine. Moved by the oppression of the local miners and their families, Kathryn decides to relaunch her uncle’s newspaper - and then finds herself in the middle of a maelstrom, pitted against Calvada’s most powerful men. But Kathryn intends to continue to say - and publish - whatever she pleases, especially when she knows she’s right.  

Matthias Beck, owner of a local saloon and hotel, has a special interest in the new lady in town. He instantly recognizes C. T. Walsh’s same tenacity in the beautiful and outspoken redhead - and knows all too well how dangerous that family trait can be. While Kathryn may be right about Calvada’s problems, her righteousness could also get her killed. But when the handsome hotelier keeps finding himself on the same side of the issues as the opinionated Miss Walsh, Matthias’s restless search for purpose becomes all about answering the call of his heart. Everyone may be looking to strike it rich in this lawless boomtown, but it’s a love more precious than gold that will ultimately save them all.

©2022 Francine Rivers (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Another great book

I really enjoyed going back to the gold rush era. A good story, well read.

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  • LJ
  • 08-03-22

charming. Refreshing!!

Romance that tickles the spot. Beautifully written. Truths of life and God weaved throughout. Easy relatable characters. Thankyou Francine Rivers

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  • Meaghan Bynum
  • 09-02-22

A good read.

I have read almost everything Francine has written and have enjoyed every book. This one was no different. The narrator is a bit slow so I recommend increasing the speed. I started out at 2.0 speed and increased to 2.5. If you are a fan of Francine's work, read this one. It's worth it.

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  • Adrienne
  • 11-02-22

Not what I was hoping for

I thought this would be like Francines Christian books but it was more of a male bashing women’s lib book. More on highlighting how men are drunk, immature and upper handed. Seems more like a book written by a bitter feminist than a Christian writer.

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  • Sara :)
  • 11-02-22

Ok story, not the novel of faith expected

I have loved Francine Rivers because through a story, she tells a story of faith. I find general Romance novels a waste of time, but hers I will go back to because my faith is challenged, encouraged, and usually the dialog is scripture that her characters have anchored to. Although this was a good story, I waited for this element. The reason I listen to Francine Rivers. It was 99% absent. I'm returning it it was a waste of time. And I'm so incredibly sad to even have to say that. I have loved Francine Rivers and do not even know who this author is.

The story was about a dynamic woman who is sent out west during the gold rush era. She is closed off to all men determined to prove women can do anything a man can do. The very beginning of the women's rights when it was about their right to vote. And that was the focus . This woman could do anything a man could do. Nothing really about faith. oh, She goes to church. There was a few mentions of God. Nothing deeper than our sometimes casual prayer before dinner. And, but of course it is a Romance novel... so as not to spoil the shallow ending, I shall say nothing.

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  • Lois Dillinger
  • 12-02-22

Loved it!!!!!

I have been reading Francine River's books for a long time, but knowing this was a true story, makes this one really special. While waiting for my first grandchild, I read Voice In The Wind to my daughter and my Hadassah just turned 20, has always loved to read and write stories, and now works in the small library at a Christian radio station. I think I'll have to buy this book for her. I listened to it on Audible.

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  • Rachel
  • 12-02-22

a huge miss for me.

I love reading Francine Rivers stories. I become encouraged and often by the end of the booked my own faith is uplifted. but I feel like this was more romance with a sprinkle of God. but even the romance was a miss for me. as a Christian the main character was anything but. maybe that's why I had a hard time finishing the book. the Main character was on a male batshing rampage through the whole book except for the last chapter which got annoying. we get it you hate men.... just, not worth the read IMO.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-22

Loved this charming book

Witty writing and a captivating storyline. Francine Rivers had created yet another masterpiece! It's a MUST READ! (or listen)

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  • LC
  • 16-04-22

The ladies mine review

As a writer Francine Rivers is excellent! I loved all her books and would love to see a sequel to this one. As a performer the reader stops at every. And it is not easy to listen to especially in the beginning when the story is developing. It is as if she does not know how to read ahead and get the gist of the sentence before she actually read it. Not wild about the performance but loved the story.

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  • tiffany
  • 30-03-22

not what I expected from one of my favorite author

Regardless of this being a true story, I didn't like this one. I love Francine rivers but this one was not something I expected from her. I love her for her faith filled stories. This one was sorely lacking that. God was obviously not guiding the characters in the story. There was no mention of God's guidance anywhere. I'm very disappointed.

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  • Marilyn McLain
  • 28-03-22

Boring

I was so looking forward to a new Francine Rivers book, but this was boring! I think the only way I got through it was Kate Forbes reading it.

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  • Melissa Griggs
  • 03-03-22

Unlikeable characters

I generally love Ms Rivers stories. Her characters and plot lines are usually compelling. This story however is a bundle of frustrations and unlikeable characters. I just can’t seem to get behind Mr Beck and Katherine. He is unlikeable and high handed and a completely unattractive character. Katherine is predictable and a generally dull character. Having a whole book about political angst, injustice and feminism has not been a welcome escape for this reader.

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