A unique love letter from the author to her Gold Rush home town of Paradise, California -- FOR THE REST OF 2018, ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK WILL GO TO REBUILDING EFFORTS AFTER THE DEVASTATING CAMP FIRE
Mathilda Hardwicke, a rebellious artist rejected by her family and New York society, heads west to Gold Rush California to make a new life for herself as a mail-order bride. When fate leaves her at the altar in Paradise Bar-a ramshackle gold camp full of ragtag miners-she's sure she's leaped out of the frying pan and into the fire.
But unbeknownst to Mattie, she has a protector. Sakote, a fierce Konkow warrior, is bound by honor to watch over the white woman. And though his tribe is threatened by the encroaching miners, he's strangely drawn to Mattie, who delights in making pictures of him and whose destiny seems entwined with his.
When a tragedy at the camp forces Sakote to steal Mattie away, she finds herself in an unfamiliar Paradise of savage wonder, and she soon discovers a forbidden love more precious than gold.
Book 1 of California Legends
These are chronicles of the Old West-of the native people who lived on the land for generations and the pioneers who came from all over the world in search of riches...the struggle to survive in a land without laws...the strange bedfellows that resulted from the clash of cultures...and the common language of the heart that spoke of a love more precious than gold.
Length: 106,000 words = 325 pages
Rating: R-rated for passionate passages
In This Series
1850 - NATIVE GOLD
1875 - NATIVE WOLF
1875 - NATIVE HAWK
Key Themes: Native American historical romance, adventure stories, strong women, multicultural romance, Westerns, female artist, California Gold Rush, 1800s, mail order bride, shotgun wedding, the Old West, Konkow tribe, stories with humor
More Historical Romances by Glynnis Campbell
The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch
THE SHIPWRECK (a novella)
A YULETIDE KISS (a short story)
The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch
A RIVENLOCH CHRISTMAS (a short story)
The Knights of de Ware
THE HANDFASTING (a novella)
THE REIVER (a novella)
THE OUTCAST (a novella)
About the Author
The California Legends trilogy--Native Gold, Native Wolf, and Native Hawk--is a love letter to Glynnis Campbell's home town of Paradise, California, where she once reigned as the Gold Nugget Queen in the town's celebration of its Gold Rush roots.Glynnis Campbell is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure historical romances set in Scotland, England, and the American West, with over a dozen books published in six languages. She has won awards in the Orange Rose, Hearts through History, and Book Buyers Best contests and was a double finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards. Her books appear in several multi-author boxed sets with such esteemed talents as Bella Andre, Marie Force, Tanya Anne Crosby, Lauren Royal, Kathryn Le Veque, Eliza Knight, and Claire Delacroix. Writing from her California home, she loves playing medieval matchmaker and transporting readers to a place where the bold heroes have endearing flaws, the women are stronger than they look, the land is lush and untamed, and chivalry is alive and well!From Glynnis...I love writing"stories to keep you up all night"!Keep in touch...Visit me at glynnis.netFriend me at facebook.com/GlynnisCampbellFollow me at twitter.com/GlynnisCampbellShare with me at pinterest.com/GlynnisCampbell