Set in the 1830s in the Georgia goldfields near Dahlonega, this novel follows two brothers drawn there, but not expecting to find thousands of other prospective miners, hundreds of prostitutes and just a few natives nor to experience the conflict engendered by the expulsion of the Cherokees or the drama of a serial killer in their midst. The two brothers take separate paths to support themselves, find love, and obtain an education. The author grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and has been a journalist and teacher. She lives in Summerfield, Florida.
Mirador Publishing, Somerset, Great Britain, 2019. 222 pages. Trade paperback.