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Gold Rush Baby (Alaskan Brides #3)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews

She didn't come to Alaska for its gold. Viola Goddard is seeking something much more precious--a fresh start. Now, entrusted with the care of an abandoned baby girl, Viola is finding new purpose and joy. And when missionary Thomas Stone is injured while saving little Goldie, Viola insists on nursing him back to health. What she mustn't do is confess her growing regard for
ebook, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Love Inspired Historical (first published January 1st 2011)
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April Suter
Jun 06, 2011 April Suter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another visit to Alaska Bride Territory in 1898, following Yukon Bride and Klondike Medicine Woman.
Viola Goddard has a past and her present is pretty full. She meets a preacher, Thomas (who has a past haunting him also); she has a baby, Goldie to take care of; her new friend Teena is falling for the doctor; she has Hattie, a new widow, living with her; her friend, Frankie, is wanting to be a deputy and wants the sheriff. Viola needs to lean on God, learn to forget and believe in God's f
Jun 09, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gold Rush Baby is the final book in the Alaskan Brides Trilogy. Have a box of Kleenex handy.

We met Viola Goddard in the other two books. She is a quiet seamstress who give no hint of where she was from or anything of her past. Others had noticed she seemed to shy away from men. In the first book, Yukon Wedding, she finds a baby on her doorstep with some gold and a note to take care of her until her father returns.

Many of have attempted to either claim Goldie (as she named the baby girl) as thei
This final book in the Alaskan brides historical series is truly a "treasure." I loved the characters of Thomas and Viola. They grew and matured in their Christian walk as the story progressed, but they weren't perfect, either. Dorothy Clark has done a fabulous job of portraying forgiveness and grace, and the varied reactions of the citizens of Treasure Creek were so realistic. We all have our prejudices and weaknesses, just as they did, and must overcome them. I only wish there was more of the ...more
Aug 07, 2011 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first page just grabs you! You are immediately swept into a kidnapping of a baby and a frantic caretaker looking for help to find her! I really loved how the author kept the readers attention focused on the baby and two main characters. Plus how the townspeople you came to love and enjoy! I give this book 5 stars! It will be on bookshelf for a long time to come!
Jun 10, 2012 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful characterization. I like Viola's past and how she felt her past would be held against her if anyone knew. I also liked Thomas's loss of faith and feeling that he'd failed his family. Good plot and strong characters, including her secondary characters.
Phyllis Swain
Jan 09, 2014 Phyllis Swain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Viola goddard found a baby left on her front porch with a note attached asking her to care forthe little girl, using gold the Father left fo her care. This puts all of their lives in danger and threatens to uncover Viola's past life.
Nov 05, 2013 Shawn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just couldn't connect with this story or the characters. A bit too predictable and hard to get into.
Dec 09, 2013 Frannie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Historical fiction-"Christian" romance . . . no sex or descriptions of sex, but references to her former life as a prostitute.
Jun 22, 2011 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, love-inspired
This book was my favorite of the series. I really liked Viola's character and admired her struggles to move beyond a difficult past.
Terri Pray
Gave it 70 pages before I gave up. Just not my cup of tea.
Claudia Rosa
Sep 22, 2012 Claudia Rosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Romance!
Nov 08, 2013 V. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book rather slow moving, compared to the other two books in the series.The plot did not hold my attention.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jan 11, 2015 03:12PM  
Married to her own personal hero for over fifty-eight years, mother of three, grandmother of four, and great-grandmother to a beautiful baby girl, Dorothy calls on her life’s experiences—including designing and helping her husband build their home, complete with beams they hewed by hand and a real, old-fashioned walk-in kitchen fireplace she occasionally cooks in, to add color and depth to her sto ...more
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Alaskan Brides (3 books)
  • Yukon Wedding (Alaskan Brides, #1)
  • Klondike Medicine Woman

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“No, I have slept enough, and I like looking outside. It makes me hopeful. There is nothing like God's sunshine to cheer you up.” 0 likes
“Viola settled into the rocker, situated Goldie in the crook of her left arm and gave her the bottle. The chair quietly creaked out its ageless message of calm and comfort as she set it in motion. But it didn't reach the empty spot inside her.” 0 likes
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