It’s 1849 and when Sarah’s papa and brother strike out for gold, she is stuck at home to help take care of the family and farm. This task quickly turns dangerous as the Gold Rush rises in frenzy around them. Neighbors abandon their livestock and the family must fend off half-started miners ready to steal everything they have. Sarah decides to turn her circumstances into a business-feeding the miners in exchange for gold and labor.
Sarah’s ingenuity and leadership are tested as she faces thieves, mysteries, and violent miners. Trouble closes in on all sides, and Sarah must make tough decisions on her own. Soon Sarah learns that true treasure is not always gold, and that the greatest adventures can happen without even leaving home.
Sarah’s Search for Treasure contains thought-provoking discussion questions!
Sarah’s Search for Treasure is the third book in The Searchers series.
A heartwarming and adventurous tale, Sarah’s Search for Treasure is sure to bring a smile to young readers, or readers who are young at heart. I connected immediately with the spunky and brave Sarah, as well as the resilience of her whole gang as they learned to fend for themselves in a new and changing world. Sarah’s Search for Treasure was a delight!
Children’s and YA author of The Enslaved Series