Book three of The Journals Of Corrie Belle Hollister series finds Corrie's life marked by change and growth. Her father has married a widow, Mrs. Parrish, who already had become a close friend and confidante to Corrie. With a new mother for her brothers and sisters, Corrie at eighteen is free to further pursue her dreams of writing. As a female newspaper reporter in a man's world, she finds herself in the rough and tumble towns of the California gold fields. In her quest for the truth, she uncovers a conspiracy that means danger not only to herself, but to her family.