Christy Award finalist Deeanne Gist pens a compelling bestseller that portrays Rachel Van Buren’s efforts to escape the gold-rush quagmire of 1849 San Francisco with her high moral principles intact. Rachel is shocked with this mud-infested boomtown where the only females are of ill repute. When saloon owner Johnnie Parker—widower and former missionary—lets her stay in his unoccupied shanty, she agrees to cook and clean. But Rachel soon struggles with their growing attraction. Download and start listening now!