By Donna Coulson
In 1894, Claire Atley’s options are slim. Young, feminine and naïve, she is ill-equipmed to face the trials in her life. Frightened and alone, Claire makes her way from a dangerous and isolated farm in South Dakota to a wild saloon at the center of the gold rush in the Black Hills. When a copper frenzy begins in Wyoming, she finds herself first in a desolate town called the Grand Encampment and then at the top of the world in a brand new boomtown called Dillon. On the journey she discovers her own precious mettle and finds love and faith to help her not only survive but triumph through life’s peaks and valleys.
In this companion novel to the award-winning Mountain Time, Donna Coulson takes us and Claire into a fascinating moment in the history – southern Wyoming’s largest copper boom – and gives us a look at one woman’s struggle for faith and forgiveness.