The Elephant's Grip
by Raymond Lowrie
Pub Date 12 Dec 2016
Obsessed with finding gold, Jeremy and his rogue step-uncle cross
grueling plains and climb rugged mountains to join the Pikes Peak gold
rush of 1859. Nature’s perils, deadly conflicts with Indians, and fellow
gold seekers all hinder their progress, but a wise old prospector takes
them under his wing, counseling them on the ways of mining and other
affairs. Together they struggle mightily to dig gold amid constant
danger and formidable setbacks.
Among the few women in the area are an African-American healer who cures Jeremy of tick fever, an attractive and enterprising young widow who establishes her own bakery business, and a cabaret singer—an escaped slave. Which one will capture his heart permanently, plumb his depths, and alter his understanding of life’s meanings and purposes?