In 1870s California, Ginny Nugent comes of age on her family ranch following the death of her mother and her father’s guilt-induced addiction to drugs and alcohol. An overworked Indian cook and a crippled cowhand are poor substitutes for Ginny’s family, but she compensates with grit and determination. The arrival of a Southern stranger changes everything. This is a sweet, romantic story of hardscrabble American settlers in remote California, in an era of earthquakes, bandidos and landgrabs. Well-researched and authentic, this is part of the Central California Series that includes MARIA INES, a story of a Salinan (Mission) Indian during the Spanish, Mexican and American conquests of California. Suitable for teens and lovers of clean romances as well as readers wanting to know more about the post-Mission era of California.
Praise for Cholama Moon
If you have a dry eye after reading some parts of this book I would be surprised. . . one of the best books I have read this year.
Named Best Non-Traditional Western Historical of the year by Stu Rosebrook of True West Magazine