Stowaway. When Karin Myre, a young Norwegian seamstress’s assistant from Seattle, gets caught up in the excitement of the steamer Portland‘s arrival with the first ton of riches from the Klondike Gold Rush, she decides to escape a future of too much drudgery and no choices. Sneaking on board of one of the many overcrowded ships bound north, she finds herself trapped in the cargo hold with a crowd of second thoughts. But her rescue from the captain and a fate worse than death by a handsome prospector and his photographer partner is only the beginning of her search for true gold.
This book is a sequel of sorts to my first novel, Repeating History, the second volume in a projected three-generation saga, but can also be read as a standalone novel.