Title: Walk on Earth a Stranger
Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more.
She also has a secret.
Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it.
When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.
The acclaimed Rae Carson begins a sweeping new trilogy set in Gold Rush-era America, about a young woman with a powerful and dangerous gift.
I discovered this book and fell in love with the idea of a girl who can sense gold at a time like the california gold rush of the 1840's. The premise just hooked me, so I purchased the hardback edition online. Once the book arrived I fell ill, I don’t mean the sniffles kind of ill, I mean I couldn’t walk or leave my bed ill. So I decided to get this book on Audible, and listen to it while I was in bed or in the bath. That was probably one of the best ideas I’ve ever had.