Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram. Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidn… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery & forced labour of Native Americans
  • Physical child abuse mentioned
  • Drugging
  • Dead bodies, including decapitated heads
  • Death of a friend from head trauma
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Whipping
  • Kidnapping
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