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RICHARD HURLEY and TJ MEEKINS. Queen of the Northern Mines – A Novel of the Civil War in California

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RICHARD HURLEY and TJ MEEKINS. Queen of the Northern Mines – A Novel of the Civil War in California. Bear River Books. Paperback, 342 pages, $16.95, bearriverbooks.com.

At Missouri House, a stagecoach stop in the goldfields of the Sierra Nevada, Ida Hatfield and her mother Molly are surrounded by danger as Yankees, Rebels, and outlaws vie to possess the glittering treasure of the Northern Mines. In nearby Nevada City, Will Stafford, a young Virginian attorney, finds California becoming as dear to his heart as his Southern homeland. As the War of Rebellion rages on, his loves and loyalties are put to the ultimate test.