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The history of California in the mid-19th century comes alive in this captivating historical novel. Garnet Cameron, a fashionable young lady of New York, is leading a neat, proper life, full of elegant parties and polite young men, yet the prospect of actually marrying any of them appalls her. Yearning for adventure, she instead marries Oliver Hale, a wild trader who is about to cross the mountains and deserts to an unheard-of land called California. During Garnet and Oliver's honeymoon in New Orleans, she meets a dance-hall performer on the lam who calls herself Florinda Grove and is also traveling to California. Along the Jubilee Trail, Garnet and Florinda meet kinds of men never known to them before, and together they make their painstaking way over the harsh trail to Los Angeles, learning how to live without compromise and discover both true friendship and true love.

About the Author

Gwen Bristow is the author of a number of bestselling historical novels, including Calico Palace, Celia Garth, Deep Summer, Golden Dreams, The Handsome Road, This Side of Glory, and Tomorrow Is Forever. Nancy E. Turner is the author of These Is My Words, Sarah's Quilt, and The Water and the Blood. Sandra Dallas is the author of Alice's Tulips, The Diary of Mattie Spenser, New Mercies, The Persian Pickle Club, and The Quilt that Walked to Golden.

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Misfit, June 21, 2007 (view all comments by Misfit)
This is the story of just out of finishing school Garnet, who meets and falls in love with Oliver Hale while he's visiting New York from California. Garnet has an adventurous spirit that Oliver indulges and they're off to California via the Jubilee Trail. Along the way they meet up with Florinda, the "bad" woman with a heart of gold and Garnet and Florinda become great friends, and support each other during the good and bad times as they cross the country and come to California before it is governed by the US.

The author does a very nice job of setting the scenery and the conditions along the trail -- you almost feel the dust in your mouth and on your skin and hair. I loved the way she used John's love of nature so that you can visualize everything from the snow topped mountains, to the red rocks of the southwest, to the wide open ranges, and the flora and fauna of California.

All in all a jolly good yarn, I had a hard time putting this down until the very end at the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill. Highly recommended for any lover of historical fiction, and as this was written 50+ years ago, the love scenes (if you can call them that) are very chaste and well suited for a younger reader
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Bristow, Gwen
Chicago Review Press
Foreword by:
Turner, Nancy E.
Foreword by:
Dallas, Sandra
Turner, Nancy E.
Dallas, Sandra
Turner, Nancy E.
Dallas, Sandra
Historical - General
Historical fiction
Literature-A to Z
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Rediscovered Classics
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