Much Ado About Grubstake (Hardcover)
|Author: Jean Ferris|
|In this endearingly goofy story, plucky Arley and a cast of offbeat characters save their Wild West town from certain ruin.|
From the Publisher:
When a smooth-talking city slicker comes to Grubstake, a down-on-its-luck mining town, offering to buy the tapped-out mines, the miners are tempted until Arley, a sixteen-year-old girl who runs the boarding house, exposes this man for what he is--a crook.When two city folks arrive in the depressed mining town of Grubstake, Colorado in 1888, sixteen-year-old orphaned Arley tries to discover why they want to buy the supposedly worthless mines in the area.
"Packed with quirky characters, a villain or two, unlikely romances and likable, spunky gals (minus one) as sharp as six-shooters, this wallop of a tale is plotted with pitfalls, petticoats, poison and pistols, but glints with the golden prospect of treasure. Twenty-four carat fun." 07/01/2006