Last updated: April 18, 2013
It's 1864 . . . The California Gold Rush is about over, but 12-year-old Jem Coulter and his sister, Ellie, are sure they can pan more gold from Cripple Creek. With Pa's new job as sheriff of lawless Goldtown, and a cousin and aunt from back East moving in, there's plenty of adventure for everyone.
Whether figuring out why Cripple Creek has mysteriously dried up, or getting trapped in the belly of an old mine, Jem's life in a gold-mining camp is always exciting, with plenty of opportunities to learn to trust God.
Wholesome reading for ages 8-12.
Tunnel of Gold Special Guest
Fans may be excited to learn that one of the characters from the Circle C Adventures and Beginning series will be a "special guest character" for the latest
adventure in Goldtown, Tunnel of Gold. Chad Carter, Andi's older brother (and grown up in the Circle C stories) is twelve years old in 1864 and accompanies his rancher father, James Carter, to Goldtown. As co-owner of the Midas gold mine, Mr. Carter must help decide how to keep the Midas up and running. In the meantime, impulsive Chad wants Jem to teach him how to pan for gold . . . and in return is eager to show Jem how easy it is to brand a calf. Or is it . . .?