Treasures of the North (Yukon Quest)

Written by Tracie Peterson
Review by Don E. Hill

This is a remarkable book of the gold rush in Alaska, and the adventures of a young lady who is running from a suitor. Grace Hawkins’ hand is promised in marriage to a man that she does not know, one with cruel tendencies who threatens to do her harm.

Her flight to Alaska corresponds to the opening of the Chilkoot trail, at a time when Canada has placed restrictions on men who try to reach the gold fields. The young girl and her companions are given positions as managers of a trading post. In doing so, they encounter the wilds of Alaska and the goldseekers’ greed, which encompasses more than just ‘gold fever’.

Forced to defend themselves and elude the advances of the cruel suitor, they are assaulted from all sides. A very good story that causes the reader to cheer, cry and despair for the miners and the heroines.