Poverty Gulch [NOOK Book]

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History tells us that the town started out as nothing more than a small scattering of false-fronted structures that was initially known as Fremont. During its heyday, at the turn of the century, some folks say it had grown to right around fifty-thousand hardy souls. It lies nestled in a picturesque little valley that is located in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. In actuality, the valley is the interior of an extinct volcano, and hence the reason behind all the gold.
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Poverty Gulch

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Overview

History tells us that the town started out as nothing more than a small scattering of false-fronted structures that was initially known as Fremont. During its heyday, at the turn of the century, some folks say it had grown to right around fifty-thousand hardy souls. It lies nestled in a picturesque little valley that is located in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. In actuality, the valley is the interior of an extinct volcano, and hence the reason behind all the gold.
The ensuing adventure follows young Pastor Chad Blackman as he accompanies the whiskey-soaked discoverer of the whole shebang, Bob Womack, in his attempts to convince investors of the validity of his strike. The quest proves to be difficult at best as along the way they are faced with surviving the ever-present threat of the thousand pound marauding grizzly, Old Mose, unruly Utes, unscrupulous white slave traders, a close encounter with a forest fire, and Womack’s general love of hitting the sauce on a regular basis.
Chad’s greatest difficulty, however, is surviving the complications of the heart as he pursues the affections of the beautiful and lovely Miss Jennifer Marie Lively.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033288304
  • Publisher: R. William Rogers
  • Publication date: 6/6/2012
  • Series: Cripple Creek Mining District , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 700,630
  • File size: 339 KB

Meet the Author

Originally from central California, I successfully made the transition to Colorado in 1981, and have remained here ever since.

I first began writing fiction in 1997 while on a bowhunting trip to the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of beautiful central Colorado. The desire to write that initial novel just kinda flared up after having read a few books by Author/Evangelist, Al Lacy. I wrote that first novel, MUSTANG JUSTICE, on a notepad with a pencil (well...a few pencils really). After receiving the usual rave reviews from the wife and family, I decided that I was a writer and steadfastly began entering it into the computer.

The next logical step was to have someone other than family read it. Boy, did that ever turn into a chore. Although that person liked it as well, her initial reaction was: 'Where did these people come from?' That question was answered satisfactorily after completing what had began as a tedious task at best, but quickly transformed itself into the exciting and joyous experience of writing the first three books in the Arkansas Valley Series: TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING, UNCERTAIN TIMES and SHATTERED DREAMS; MUSTANG JUSTICE turned out to be the fourth in the series.

Of course this entire endeavor had to have been Al Lacy's fault, because he lit a fire somewhere deep inside my soul after having consented to going to lunch with me and allowing me to pick his brain.

One thing led to another and I was eventually able to self-publish TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING, which was not only the first self-published work to become a finalist for the prestigious Christy Award, but won the 2003 award for 'Excellence In Christian Fiction'. Note: Mr. Lacy graciously wrote the introduction for that book.

Since then, I have written an additional nineteen books.

I am currently immersed in writing a new series of fact-based, historical, Christian Westerns, titled: SETTLERS OF SOUTH PARK (that's in Colorado). The firstfour books, A DREAM FULFILLED, DIVINE DISCOVERY, TURMOIL and now THE REDEMPTION OF ARNIE BRADBURY have been completed and are now available for your enjoyment. The fifth (which as yet remains untitled) is currently being written and will become available sometime around mid-summer of 2014, would be my best guess.

With that in mind, let it be said that my genre interests are not entirely limited to Christian Westerns. I have additionally written books in such genres as: Adventure, Sports (baseball), Civil War, Gold Mining, and other topics as the urge strikes me. So far my interests have been strictly fiction and will continue to be for the forseeable future.

Back in the day, I served five and a half years in the US Air Force, as a jet fighter mechanic, during the Vietnam conflict.

My wife of many years and I have five wonderful daughters and seven, count 'em, seven grandchildren. We now reside in Widefield, Colorado, with one of our grandsons, whom we adopted.

I am now retired and enjoying the freedom to write when and wherever the notion grabs me (which is usually everyday and just about anywhere I happen to be).

Please feel free to email me at: bobthebookbuilder@gmail.com with any questions, concerns or suggestions. I truly hope my work brings a little bit of joy into your life, but you may have to wipe away a tear from time to time in order to get there.

Enjoy.
Bob

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  • Posted February 12, 2014

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    Very disappointed in this book by R. William Rogers, but for me,

    Very disappointed in this book by R. William Rogers, but for me, it just did not offer the same quality of a story he has provided in the past.  Just too many ends that were left open-ended without any explanation about them any more, like the brother and sister, the Grizzly bear, and the mining itself. Also, the ending seemed rushed, with no thought to the actual ending.. Not sure if I will try any of the others in this series now or not as it just did not offer much promise to me. 

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