Published August 1st 2003 by Bethany House Publishers
On receiving a letter from their long-lost father, Ruby Torvald and her younger sister, Opal, set out on a daunting journey west to see their dying father once more and claim their inheritance. But instead of the promised treasure, the sisters discover something most shocking. Bold determination in the face of scandal is the only way to redeem her father's legacy. Does Ruby have it in her?
I thought I would really like this book but I didn't. The idea of the story is really creative and overall I wanted to know what happens next. However, much of the writing seems awkward and forced. There are Christian beliefs which are part of the story, but much of the time they seem like an afterthought that was superimposed on the story- whether things seemed to fit or not. I realize this book is the first of a series but even though I have some questions, I don't feel compelled to read the next book.