The Civil War is over, and the West is booming. Callie Southgate's father has brought his family to the rough-and-ready town of Dark Creek, where fortune beckons to those brave enough to follow...and where Callie's future has been bartered to a stranger.
But the stagecoach carrying Callie's unseen fiance to the Colorado mining town also carries Jace Greer--con man, card sharp, and bank robber on the run. When the stage is ambushed, Jace, as the sole survivor, takes over the identity of his traveling companion. It is his fate--and his fortune--to become Callie's mail-order husband.
Until his murderous past catches up with him.
With GOLD AS THE MORNING SUN, Sylvia Halliday reveals the darkest fears and deepest longings of the human heart--in a novel that speaks to the power of love in all its many faces...a love shimmering with all the hope and promise of the early morning sun.