A Sparrow Alone
A provocative coming-of-age saga of female empowerment during the historic 1890's Cripple Creek, Colorado gold rush.
Desperate following her mother's sudden death, 13-year-old Hannah Owens is hired as domestic help for a wealthy doctor's family in Colorado Springs. However, when the doctor declares bankruptcy and abandons his family to finance his mistress’ brothel, Hannah is thrown into a vortex of gold mining corruption, rampant prostitution, and the harsh economic, political and cultural upheavals of the era.
Two of Cripple Creek's most colorful historic characters, Winfield Scott Stratton, eccentric owner of the richest gold mine in Cripple Creek, and Pearl DeVere, the beautiful madam of The Old Homestead, come to life as this well-researched, character-driven debut novel unfolds!