Desperate to save her family’s struggling gold mine, Elery Hearst orders her crew to dig a new tunnel in a last-ditch effort to intersect the original gold vein. Rather than saving her legacy, however, the tunnel collapses, killing one of her men. Initial reports blame the tragedy on faulty equipment—an old machine Elery should have replaced.
Before she can come to terms with the guilt and regret consuming her, Elery’s brother disappears in search of the Lost Dutchman, a legendary mine of vast riches, and what he believes to be the solution to his family’s grave financial situation. To find her brother, Elery must now ask for help from the one man she’d rather avoid—Lucan Milner, the twin brother of the miner who died in the collapse.
Still struggling with the loss of his only brother, rescue tracker Lucan Milner reluctantly agrees to help with the search. But when Elery insists on coming along, her presence forces his emotions to the surface. How can God expect him to forgive her?
Then, Lucan’s tracking dog is injured, bringing the search to a halt. Lucan and Elery realize the only way to find her brother is to find the Lost Dutchman Mine. And Lucan holds the secret that can help—journal pages written by the Dutchman himself.
But sharing them with Elery not only rips open his grief-stricken heart, it puts both of them into the path of a killer. In these deserted mountains, they aren’t the only ones desperate to find the lost mine.
About the Author
Photo of me at Mt. Rainier
As a teenager, she discovered Stephen King novels, the kick-start for her love of suspense. She still reads all types of suspense and has cultivated an unnaturally close relationship with her Kindle, bordering on obsession. In fact, her husband calls it her security blanket.
When she's not writing, she can be found sipping on a peppermint mocha, lounging in front of the TV watching episodes of Castle, or reading a science magazine to find the latest creative word scientists have made up (not much suspense there, but seriously, scientists are more creative than most people give them credit for).
Janice is a three-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest. She writes from Iowa (not to be mistaken for Idaho), where she lives with her amazing husband and her three feisty, sports-addicted kids.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What an adventurous (when Elry has to find her brother who has disappeared but the one person she has to help her find him is the brother of the man who she is responsible for his death in her mine), heartwarming (how the love of GOD was able to heal the hearts of the hurt of two people Elry and Lucan), and this will become a beloved book because of its redemptive story, and it not only has that but it is all wrapped up in a mystery and romance - what more could you ask - it is all that and a bag of chips ya'll. What happened to her brother? Will something happen between those two? How does GOD fit with all of this? Will everyone make it to the end?