A fast-paced, intelligent Western that captures the historical diversity and dynamics that made the American West such a crucible of dreams and heroes, More Than Gold tells the story of old Bodie, where people are driven by their passions—both good and evil—willing to risk everything to gain their desires.
“Good-bye, God, I’m going to Bodie.”
Bodie had earned its reputation as the meanest, deadliest gold town in California, but that didn’t stop people from flocking there with big dreams of wealth and freedom.
When Jacob Lawton sold his Kansas farm and followed his vision to Bodie, Rachel and her two children went with him, hitched to Jacob’s ambitions. But Rachel had secret desires of her own. As their dreams descend into nightmare, Rachel and Jacob are drawn into Bodie’s dark world, finding treachery and danger in the dreams of others.
Meanwhile, Bodie and its canyons hold many surprises, more than Rachel ever imagined, and she discovers there something far more valuable than gold.
Today Bodie is a ghost town preserved as a California State Park. In December of 1879, Bodie was booming and thousands of people with gold fever swept into the small mining town, some full of hopes and ambitions for more than gold.