Gold Rush Christmas by Barbour Publishing Staff, Rebecca Germany, Cathy Marie Hake, Joyce Livingston
When the "Gold Fever" epidemic sweeps the nation in 1849, people drop everything to chase the dream of striking it rich. Follow one family's itch for adventure from California to the Rockies to the Yukon - and discover a Christmas gift more valuable than gold. When Jeb Monroe succumbs to the fever, it's "California or bust." Will the rich banker's daughter, Aggie Wells, accept the spiritual riches Jeb has to offer before he must leave, penniless? The first time Jarrod McLeod dips his pan in the river, he strikes gold- in the form of a wedding band! Though he finds the woman to whom it belongs, she refuses to take the ring back. Will Angel Taylor also refuse Jarrod's proffered Christmas gift? Promised in marriage to a stranger, Charlotte Vance is headed to the Klondike - and struggling to control her feelings for Gabe Monroe, the brother of her betrothed. What will become of Charlotte when both men refuse to marry her? Traveling to Alaska to claim an inheritance from her father's business partner, Alexandra Peters receives a less-than-cordial welcome from Philip Monroe. What will it take for Alexandra to thaw the ice encasing Philip's heart. Four Christmases in gold country prove life's most priceless gifts come not in the form of polished gold - but from the vast riches of a loving heart.