Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/05/2009
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**Be whisked away in the moving story of a girl travelling far and wide for a better life, from the internationally bestselling author Lesley Pearse

Tragedy sent her on a journey far from home . . .**

Fifteen-year-old Beth's life is shattered when she and her brother Sam are orphaned.

Believing that only in America can they make a fresh start, brother and sister leave Liverpool and embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.

In New York, Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the friendship of gamblers, chancers and other rogues. Dodging trouble across America, Beth and her friends head for the Klondike river in search of gold.
But how far must Beth go to find happiness?
And will her travels lead this gypsy to a place she can ever call home?

Praise for Lesley Pearse: 'With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail
'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella
'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141030494
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 373g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm

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An enjoyable story
An enjoyable story about the hardships facing a young woman as she's orphaned as a teenager then emigrates to America to join the Gold Rush. Beth is a like... READ MORE
I thought this book was great! Once I started it I couldn't put it down. Seriously. It keeps you gripped all the way.
Jade Farmer
I absolutely loved this book. I've always enjoyed reading about the lives of people at the turn of the century, but I especially enjoyed this as it is set ... READ MORE
Rebecca Hammond
What a great book!!! Definately in my top 5 books I've ever read. I felt I was on the journey with them, feeling every emotion they felt, with many twists ... READ MORE