Gold Mountain Author:Charlotte Paul This lively and colorful drama of the pioneers who settled our American Northwest just a few generations ago unfolds the adventurous and romantic story of a spirited young schoolteacher who met the many challenges of the frontier with humor, courage, and admirable achievement. — Slender, green-eyed Katherine Duncan was inexperienced and far from ... more »confident when she arrived in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley to take her first teaching post. Moreover, the antagonistic attitude of her employer, wealthy, powerful Nils Bengston, created real difficulties. But even though chivalrous Carl White, the handsome son of the riverboat captain, offered to take her back to the easier, safer life of the city, Katherine was bravely determined to succeed in her chosen endeaver here.
Besides, there was something missing in her feeling for Carl. He was unfailingly polite, tender, and devoted. Yet rough-mannered, fiercely independent Nils stirred her senses and emotions in a way Carl never had. And as the unexpected events, the frightening crises of frontier life brought Nils and Katherine together again and again, at last a fateful moment of decision arose: for Nils offered Katherine a dazzling future - and presented her with the greatest challenge a woman in love can face ...« less