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I am all for dashing escapades, heart-stopping adventures, and perilous plans in novels. One book that encompasses all of these features? Gold Rush Girl by AVI. If you read the first page, I doubt you’ll be able to put the book down until you read the last one!
Meet Victoria Blaisdell. She’s a determined, headstrong, and independent teen girl with a specific plan for her life. Victoria will not succumb to the 1848 status quo that says she must stay at home and be a prim, proper lady. Oh, no. Watch out, San Francisco - because when Mr. Blaisedell and his son set off for the California gold fields, Victoria secretly tags along.
She explores the “roads” of San Francisco, learns how to spot a thief, and must discover how a young lady can make a living in a strange city. Her steady, if uncomfortable, life is turned upside down by the disappearance of her brother Jacob. As the clues point to the fact that Jacob was kidnapped, the tension mounts.
Will she rescue Jacob? Who is holding him captive? And, is Mr. Blaisedell ever going to come back from the gold fields? Answer all of these questions in this book. I love AVI’s unique word choices, fast moving plots, and stunning descriptions in Gold Rush Girl. You’ll be amazed!