The Purest Gold (Paperback)
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In 1866, Lily and Rose, beautiful, mischievous identical twins, aged fifteen, set out in a covered wagon to the Colorado Territory with their stern minister father, the Reverend Daniel Wright. Lily and Rose have been as one since birth. Now they face identity crisis and loss as the challenges and attractions of their new life draw them apart. Daniel, because of a sexual indiscretion, has been sent away from his prosperous Boston parish to minister to a new church in a mining settlement at the foot of the Rockies. Full of guilt about his own sexuality, he strives to repress his vibrant young daughters amidst the adventures of the overland trail and the wide open culture of the frontier.
About the Author
Heather Starsong grew up in New England and graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature. She has been a dancer since childhood, especially fascinated with the connections between healing, art, and spirit. Although her career has been focused on body language, she has loved and told stories all her life. In 2007 she began to write her stories. Leaves in Her Hair was published in 2009, Never Again in 2015, The Purest Gold in 2017. She is presently semi-retired from a long career of teaching dance and yoga and practicing Rolfing. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, and enjoys writing, dancing, hiking in the high country, and spending time with her grandchildren.