At the Mountain's Edge

At the Mountain's Edge

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"In 1897, the discovery of gold in the desolate reaches of the Yukon has the world abuzz with excitement, and thousands of prospectors swarm to the north seeking riches the likes of which have never been seen before. For Liza Peterson and her family, the gold rush is a chance for them to make a fortune by moving their general store business from Vancouver to Dawson City, the only established town in the Yukon. For Constable Ben Turner, a recent recruit of the North-West Mounted Police, upholding the law in a place overrun with guns, liquor, prostitutes, and thieves is an opportunity to escape a dark past and become the man of integrity he has always wanted to be. But the long, difficult journey over icy mountain passes and whitewater rapids is much more treacherous than Liza or Ben imagined, and neither is completely prepared for the forbidding north. As Liza's family nears the mountain's peak, a catastrophe strikes with fatal consequences, and not even the NWMP can help. Alone and desperate, Liza finally reaches Dawson City, only to find herself in a different kind of peril. Meanwhile, Ben, wracked with guilt over the accident on the trail, sees the chance to make things right. But just as love begins to grow, new dangers arise, threatening to separate the couple forever."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Simon & Schuster Canada, 2019.
ISBN: 9781501193392
Branch Call Number: FIC Graha
Characteristics: 351 p. : map

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jac523
Jun 29, 2019

An interesting peak at Canadian history; however, despite the grittiness of the setting, I felt that the characterization of both the characters and the locales were done with a light touch. While enjoyable, I felt that At the Mountain's Edge, read more like a Hallmark movie rather than a truly realistic depiction of life during the gold rush.

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McAnnieG
Apr 04, 2019

A historical adventure with a touch of romance set in the Canadian Klondike Gold Rush.

Two lives from vastly diverse backgrounds come together through the toughest of circumstances from 1897-1902. Liza Peterson's father decides to sell everything and move his wife, son & daughter from Vancouver to Dawson Creek Yukon and reestablish their mercantile/general store there. Ben Turner has turned his life around and is now a red serge wearing constable with the North-West Mounted Police. The hardships these brave men faced to bring law & order to the wilds of Canada are told in bare-bones language and situations. Ben is always there when Liza faces adversity and their bond grows.

Genevieve Graham is a modern-day Pierre Burton with a softer side of Canadian Historical Fiction.

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