Brighter than Gold (Rogues Go West, Book 1)

“BRIGHTER THAN GOLD delivers what Cynthia Wright fans expect from her unforgettable romances – a tender, sweet, exciting, and sensual story of a love that is so strong nothing can harm it. She skillfully combines accurate historical details, brilliantly evoking the post-goldrush era in Columbia and San Francisco, along with an irresistible deception & disguise romance!” ~ ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE
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Mark Twain in an 1867 photograph taken by Abdullah Freres. Born Samuel Clemens in 1835, Mark Twain was a famous American writer and public speake

Mark Twain in an 1867 photograph taken by Abdullah Frères. Born Samuel Clemens in Mark Twain was a famous American writer and public speaker.

Market Street, San Francisco, 1864.From the Hamilton Henry Dobbin Collection

Market Street, San Francisco, From the Hamilton Henry Dobbin Collection For more great photos, check out our picture collections!

Best place to travel with kids in California? Travel to Columbia, California | This Is My Happiness.com

The Best Place to Travel with Kids in California?

Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, 1865 (Courtesy the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley)

San Francisco in Twain’s time: a photo gallery

One of the characters in BRIGHTER THEN GOLD is Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), who was then a journalist in San Francisco- just before he wrote about the jumping frog who would make him famous!

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 1835 – April known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn latter often called "the Great American Novel".

Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park: History, Coffee & Old Fashioned Bowling

Day dress ca. 1860s. Black silk with silver and blue embroidery. Trimmed with blue silk and black lace. Lori Knowles (private collection)

Another one I would love to do with an astronomical theme. Black silk with silver and blue embroidery. Trimmed with blue silk and black lace.

California -- Tuolumne County -- Columbia State Historic Park -- Columbia Gazette Office

California -- Tuolumne County -- Columbia State Historic Park -- Columbia Gazette Office

A stagecoach in Columbia - like the ones "The Griffin" robbed in BRIGHTER THEN GOLD.

Stock Footage of COLUMBIA, CA - MAY An historic saddle shop at Columbia State Historic Park on May 2012 in Columbia, CA.

An old color postcard showing Samuel Clemens's cabin near Columbia - visited by Katie & Jack in Brighter than Gold.

An old color postcard showing Samuel Clemens's cabin near Columbia - visited by Katie & Jack in Brighter than Gold.

Columbia's Wells Fargo building, where $85,000+ worth of gold nuggets were weighed during the 1850's.

Columbia's Wells Fargo building, where $85,000+ worth of gold nuggets were weighed during the 1850's.

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