Heartbroke Bay

Heartbroke Bay

Book - 2010
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A powerful literary debut inspired by a true story.

In 1898, Alaska is an untamed wilderness with an unforgiving climate. At the tail end of a world-wide depression, thousands of destitute people are drawn north by rumors of easy wealth coming out of the remote claims of the Gold Rush. Many of the pilgrims are unprepared for the hardships that await them and find nothing but a desolate landscape already pillaged of its riches by those who came before.

Hannah Nelson, a beautiful young Englishwoman, is one of the late arrivals. After following her husband to a glacier-wracked fjord in the company of three equally desperate men, she discovers that gold is only one of the desires that can consume a person's soul...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425236802
0425236803
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 21 cm

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jiggyq
May 31, 2017

was an awesome read.... kept my hooked right to the end

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fictionrules
Aug 12, 2014

Great story about the Alaskan/Canadian gold rush in the late 1800's pre WWI. Interesting characters, plot and setting. Romance, history, suspense are all part of this book. Have learned a lot about the landscape and characteristics of Alaska. Highly recommend this book.

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ready2read
Aug 07, 2011

Hannah was born a proper English lady but her family's impoverishment and her refusal to marry an appropriate but dispicable suitor find Hannah on a cross-country American tour indentured to an annoying Lady Hamilton. She bolts . Soon she is heading to Alaska with her new husband and three other men. This is their adventure. This is fiction based on a true story of gold lust and human nature. Good book.

Brenda74 Jul 11, 2011

A solid and well written story based on actual people and events.

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jenarbo
Jun 29, 2011

Fantastic imagery and descriptive text, HEARTBROKE BAY is a great read.

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