I just finished this book and I must say that I really liked it. It was well written and had all the elements of a good story - drama, passion, suspense. It's one of the best historical westerns that I've read in a long time. The main characters Camp and Mariah were very believable in their roles and the supporting characters were also interesting and necessary to the story. I enjoyed the length of the book, not to short or too long and the writing style was very easy to read. I would recommend this to everyone.
More than gold awaits two lovers at the end of the trail.
Mariah Tate and her dog, Worthy, persuade veteran guide Campbell Jefferson to let them join his expedition headed to California. Camp can't say no to the beautiful widow, but his need to protect her soon clashes with her need to keep secrets. Mariah left more than bad memories behind in Pennsylvania and her growing attraction to the stoic but surprisingly sensitive Camp forces her to face up to the consequences of the choices she's made. Camp doesn't know what Mariah's hiding, but he's determined not to let the only woman who ever made him want to settle down get away. He pursues her across the prairies, through stampedes, Indian raids, desert drought and mountain snows. In the gold camps of California, Camp will discover Mariah's secret, and prove the love she wants most isn't out of reach.