The discovery of gold in the Sierras triggered the greatest migration in United States history, the gold rush of 1849. In this sweeping story of the rush to California by land and by sea, four young people discover what gold fever can do to a person's beliefs and values. But in the process, they find that there is one thing more important than gold: love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing
True gold can be found in the love of a good woman. That, in a nutshell, summarizes "Sierra," Richard S. Wheeler's entertaining 1996 novel about the California gold rush, which follows the trail of ... Read full review
SIERRAUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
With varying results, two young men seek their fortunes in California after America's successful war against Mexico—in another solid historical from the prolific Wheeler (Cashbox, l994, etc.). When ... Read full review