Dr. Ivans, unable to make a living in London, migrates with his two daughters to Australia, where he hopes to make his fortune; one of his girls, Melida, is forced to leave her suitor, Williams, behind. Arriving in Australia, Ivans finds himself unable to improve his fortune--he's too willing to help the poor, and has a good reputation for charitable works. Then a group of gold miners, a motley crew of Frenchmen, send for him to heal a young miner who's dying. This poor lad was stabbed by a young man named Max, who posed as his friend to steal his gold. Max falls madly in love with Melida, who is still pining for Williams. When Williams follows his lover to Australia, and gets a job with the government escorting gold shipments from the mines to Melbourne, Max decides to hijack the shipment and kill Williams. Eventually, Max is exposed and tries to kidnap Melida, leading to the action-filled climax of this fast-moving Australian "western." One of Dumas's most unusual creations, this was based on a bestselling novel by the Countess de Chabrillan.
A family desperate to correct their sweet daughter's twisted legs takes a journey out west in the hopes of paying for her surgery with the hidden treasures of the California Gold Rush.
Haywood, Tennessee - 1849
When the word of gold being struck in California sweeps the country, Elizabeth Ryder has very little interest in the news. More focused on her family and her lifelong sweetheart, Benjamin Shaw, the thought of wealth means nothing to her.
But when the opportunity arises for her little sister to have an operation that will correct her twisted legs, her parents struggle to find the resources to pay for it. The family decides to head west to find gold--leaving her beloved Benjamin behind.
Elizabeth is already heartbroken and lonely out west, but when her sister falls ill with deadly malaria, her whole world comes crashing down. Will she find a way to heal her sister and reunite with her love, or will everything she's ever cared about be taken away from her?
Follow Elizabeth's journey of faith, perseverance and love in this new EXPANDED EDITION of Letters From the Gold Rush Wagon, a sweet historical western romance by Charity Phillips.
In some age of mankind, the world has destroyed itself. Civilization is a false veneer; at its core it has become corrupt and hollow. But even in the gloom of mankind's darkest hour, a light shines, burning with the intensity of an exploding comet. Is this truly the end of the world, or are these calamities merely the birth-pangs of a new world-age? Can the world yet find some means of saving itself from itself? And finally, could the great rebirth foretold in prophecies and spoken of in legends finally come to be? Has the time truly come for the Golden Age Restored?
On your own for the first time? Whether from moving out of your parents home, a divorce, going off to college, death of a loved one, or even newly married, then this book is for you. Let the author meet you where you are and help you learn some valuable life skills such as: Banking, shopping, laundry, cooking and more... Her simple, down-to-earth approach will have you feeling confident in no time. "You're learning a life long skill that you'll never have to learn again." Whether for you, or someone you love, this book is a great way to learn the basics of living on your own.
Fort Benton, Montana's main street was a child's delight. The MacKay children, Rob and Marlo, loved this strange world of soldiers, trappers, Indians, and cowboys who walked and drank in the town's confines. For adventurers, the fort was the end of the line. The notorious Clint Sharndo gang rides into town. Turns out the gang had robbed the gold shipment from the steamer Dakota. Deciding to lay low for awhile, they get rooms in a local hotel. Marlo playing near the hotel takes it all in. Having drank too much one evening and back in their hotel room, they talk of their robbery, and pass around a map where the gold is buried. What they don't know is that Marlo, ever the adventure seeker, and her brother Rob, whom Marlo has dragged along, found the window to their hotel room. They see and hear everything. She sneaks through the window, into their room after the gang leaves, and retrieves the map. She convinces Rob not to tell the Sheriff. This is their secret and they will be the town hero's if they recover the gold. They study the map and find, to their delight, that the gold is hidden in the White Cliffs Badlands, that border the Missouri River. They build a raft and take off into an exciting, bold mission. With the Sharndo gang hot on their trail and Indians in the badlands, will they make it to the hiding place and return safely home? Find out in Rob and Marlo's, Dakota Gold Adventure.
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