In Kathleen Haun’s fifth book, she invites us into the ramshackle mining camps of the 1848 California gold rush during a time in history that changed the state, the country and the world in dramatic and unexpected ways. When enterprising women heard that miners would pay for good food, they traveled to the rough camps and when necessary used tree stumps for tables. This is the story of Lucy, an indentured servant who started out in the camps working for such a woman–but by chasing her dreams, ended up experiencing more of the world than she ever imagined possible.