On The Fringes: A Western Historical Novel by Randi Samuelson-Brown
From Award Winning author Randi Samuelson-Brown, a gritty tale about one woman’s stark determination to create her own destiny.
A clairvoyant, a mining swindle, and a fresh start...
Maude Montgomery, gifted with the second-sight, is trapped in a bad marriage to a confidence man who doesn’t inspire too much confidence in her. Yearning for a better existence, she gets more than she bargained for when her husband abandons her in a remote outpost of Nebraska.
Alone for the first time in her life, Maude has a decision to make–return back East to nothingness and mediocrity, or head deeper into the West to find her fortune. She chooses to take her chances in the west, and lands in Cripple Creek where she learns gold is not scattered about in the streets.
Armed with little more than an untested belief she can sense gold ore deposits, Maude becomes tangled up in the gold camp’s underworld and is instrumental in the makings of a mining swindle. Uncertain where to turn, or who to trust, she’s about to learn first-hand that all that glitters might not be gold, and freedom demands a hefty price.