Tehama Grace Kathy Pratt

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Published: July 10th 2011

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122 pages


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Tehama Grace  by  Kathy Pratt

Tehama Grace by Kathy Pratt
July 10th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 122 pages | ISBN: | 8.80 Mb

The California Gold Rush all but over, abandoned first by her mother who leaves with the gold, then by her Pa who just leaves, fourteen year old Grace has a lot of growing up to do. Vina Ranch in Tehama, California isnt home, but its safe. Still,MoreThe California Gold Rush all but over, abandoned first by her mother who leaves with the gold, then by her Pa who just leaves, fourteen year old Grace has a lot of growing up to do. Vina Ranch in Tehama, California isnt home, but its safe.

Still, Grace longs to be reunited with her parents, and her new friend, sixteen year old Jesse Partain is eager to help.They devise a plan to ride their horses to Sacramento in search of Pa when Grace receives a letter leading her to believe thats where he is. It takes two days to ride to Sacramento, and along the way they have a frightening encounter with an Indian fighter and his gang whove captured several Indian children after killing their parents. Fortunately, Jesse knows the Indian fighter, and Jesse and Grace are allowed to go on their way.Grace and Jesse find Pa, all right, but hes in an opium den in China Town, sick and heavily addicted to opium.

Grace refuses to leave him there, so they take him out of the den, bathe and feed him, then load him onto one of the horses for the ride back to Tehama. Once there, the ranch housekeeper helps them get Pa through opium withdrawal and back to health.Pa eventually recovers and is able to work on the ranch.

Grace works in the kitchen with the housekeeper. She and Jesse become better friends and a romance begins to bloom.Though shes grateful that her Pa is back to health, Grace still wants her mother. Even though Pa has told her time and again that Mother ran off with the gold money, Grace doesnt believe it in her heart and soul.When a stranger traveling through the area stops at the ranch and tells them a story about a woman from San Francisco who has been traveling the area looking for her lost husband and daughter, Grace realizes it must be her mother.

Once again, Grace and Jesse hatch a plan for another adventure filled trip to Sacramento.



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