Colorado Treasure is now available for your reading pleasure!
What treasure is worth dying for?
Victoria Silverthorne needs answers.
Nightmares of her parents’ deaths fifteen years earlier haunt Victoria’s dreams. During her search for clues, she discovers she has a paternal aunt and uncle in Denver who may be able to shed light on the mystery of her parents. Against the wishes of many, she travels from the safety of her life on the Texas Panhandle to Denver, and then on to the booming mining town of Silverton, Colorado, to find answers.
Antonio “Tony” Morales fears for Victoria’s safety. Travel in the late 1890s is fraught with danger, and he is afraid if Victoria leaves she won’t return. His fears multiply when he discovers one of Denver’s leading crime bosses believes Victoria’s parents left her a map to Spanish Gold. When Victoria sends for her palomino gelding, Dorado, and writes of her desire to visit her parents’ gravesites, Tony decides enough is enough. He has no intention of letting her go without him.
When you think of Scarlett O’Hara, or Jo Marsh and her sisters in Little Women, you’ll remember Victoria Silverthorne in Colorado Treasure. You’ll judge other heroines by Victoria’s compassion, courage, and faith. Derinda Babcock plunged Victoria into the murky depths of finding family and turned Vicky’s world upside down. Why had she been sent to Mary and John Keeson instead of her paternal uncle after the death of her parents? Why did she have to find out about her Silverthorne connection from a newspaper article? Blossoming love and a thirteen-year-old deaf boy are the spices that flavor this story packed with lies, revenge, and organized crime. Learning some Spanish and sign language rounded out this unforgettable saga. Derinda Babcock — we’re ready for your next novel.
–Linda Harris, author of Mansion of Stolen Hearts, Harvey Girls Collection, (Winged Publications, Forget Me Not Romances), Treasure Among the Ruins, Book 1, Voices in the Desert Series (Winged Publications, Forget Me Not Romances, 2017), The Lye Water Bride, California Gold Rush Romance Collection (Barbour Publications, 2016)
I just finished reading Colorado Treasure and already look forward to the release of the next book in the trilogy. The book held my attention because the author weaves many issues and side stories into the tale. I found elements of a love story, high drama, tragedy, sadness, joy, history, crime, morality, and faith. The story was a fast read and left me feeling good at the end. I couldn’t ask for more. I highly recommend this book.
— Gary Waples, Reader
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