Tunnel of Gold
Goldtown Adventures Book 2
Tunnel of Gold by Susan Marlow is Goldtown Adventures, Book 2, for boys 8-14 years of age. Join Jem Coulter as he grows up in the American West!
An exciting follow-up to Badge of Honor (Book 1), Tunnel of Gold will entertain readers ages 8 to 14 with its fast-moving plot. A story of colorful characters loaded with historical details about life in the post-Gold Rush days of 1860s California.
When Jem Coulter is caught in a miners’ riot, he learns the worst: the Midas mine is no longer producing the gold the town relies on to stay alive. Will, the son of the mine’s owner, tells Jem the only way to get the Midas working again is to blast deep into the ground. This means a nearby abandoned mine must be reclaimed for an air shaft.
But Jem discovers that Chinese miners, including his friend Wu Shen, are working those old scavenger diggings. Even the arrival of James Carter, co-owner of the Midas, and the his son Chad can’t convince the Chinese to give up their claim.
When Jem’s father, farmer-turned-sheriff of Goldtown, is ordered to evict the Chinese from their mine or lose his job, Jem is caught in the middle. Then Will comes up with a solution. If Jem goes along with it, Pa can keep his job and the Midas will get its air shaft. What Jem doesn’t realize is that Will’s risky plan may lead to disaster deep in the heart of the old mine.
Especially for boys 8-14 years of age.
All four volumes in the Goldtown Adventures Set:
Book 1: Badge of Honor
2: Tunnel of Gold
3: Canyon of Danger
4: River of Peril
About the Author
Susan K. Marlow is always on the lookout for a new story, whether she’s writing books, teaching writing workshops, or sharing what she’s learned as a homeschooling mom. She is also author of the Circle C Adventures series and the Circle C Beginnings series. Susan loves to combine her love of writing with her passion for American history and the old West. She also travels around the country to share her books and experiences with homeschooling families at conventions. With her husband Tom, Susan enjoys relaxing on their fourteen-acre homestead in the state of Washington.