Title Recommended by Megan Eggers
Lee Westfall has a wonderful life, parents that love her, a good friend, and a terrible secret…a power that anyone in the gold crazed American West would love to get their hands on. When this secret rips her peaceful world apart, Lee heads west to the newly discovered gold fields of California. With nothing but some boy’s clothes (a bit big), her trusty horse (a bit conspicuous), and her hunting rifle (which may get stolen), Lee hides the only way she can, by becoming someone else.
This first book in the Gold Seer trilogy by the popular author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series perfectly blends the saga of the American wagon train with a well-conceived fantasy element. Fans of either genre are sure to love this delicately balanced epic of courage, loss, and the human spirit at its finest. Also be sure to check out the other two books in the trilogy, which are also available at the library.