||April 14, 2011
An innocent frontier-era teen gets a taste of the real world when she leaves behind her sheltered life on the rim of a volcano. Gold, scandal, murder and romance are served before Katie becomes a woman.
James Nelson's site
The year is 1875. Katie MacDonald lives with her father on the rim of a volcano so remote she has only met three people in her life. She longs to take the week-long supply trip to Badwater (pop., 250) so she can see, maybe even meet, other people. Eventually, she makes the trip, and the story kicks off, both for good and for bad.
Before it ends, four people are dead. None accidentally.
Top rating from Voice of Youth Advocates
"5Q...5Q is our top rating for Quality..."
voya.com (Voice of Youth Advocates)
News and Sentinel
"... readers will enjoy seeing this heroine persevere and find a love of her own on the rough and tumble frontier..."
Acres of Sage
"...Although the book has been published for young adults, the story will intrigue readers of all ages... Exciting, captivating, and at times heartbreaking..."
acres of sage.com
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