Monday, September 30, 2013

Western Fictioneers Presents West of the Big River: The Forty-Niners by Charlie Steel

The discovery of gold in California launched a stampede of fortune-seekers across the continent in search of wealth. Willing to face any hardship – outlaws, hostile Indians, bad weather, thirst, starvation, and the horrors of disease – they battled fiercely to overcome these challenges and seize their destiny. But sometimes the treasures they found were not the ones they were expecting . . .

THE FORTY-NINERS is the fifth novel in the exciting West of the Big River series from the Western Fictioneers. Charlie Steel's story of courage, romance, and danger is based on historical incidents and vividly illustrates a compelling chapter in American history, recreating a lawless era that exemplifies both the best and the worst in a vital young nation!



  1. This sounds great. I have just ordered the paperback and look forward to reading it.

  2. Charlie always writes a fine story. I'm looking forward to this one.

    Jim Griffin

  3. Charlie, I'm looking forward to reading The Forty-Niners. You always put so much meticulous research into your writing that makes it very realistic. I know this will be a good book, for sure!

  4. Thanks for the posting, Livia.

    And,thanks so much, Keith, Jim, and Cheryl for the kind comments.