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The Lucky Hat Mine

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Colorado Territory, 1863

What’s a Southern Belle to do?

Wife-wanted ads are always risky business, but Millie Virginia never imagined she’d survive the perilous trip across the Great Plains to find her intended husband in a pine box. Was he killed in an accident? Or murdered for his gold mine? Stuck in the mining town of Idaho Springs without friends or means, Millie is beleaguered by undesirable suitors and threatened by an unknown assailant. Her troubles escalate when the brother of her dead fiancé, Dominic Drouillard, unexpectedly turns up.

 Paperback • $ 16.00 • ISBN 978-1-60182-334-2; Ebook • $ 7.99 • ISBN 978-1-60182-335-9; Audio • $ 31.95 • ISBN 978-0-9969144-0-6

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Recording the Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado with narrator Nancy Wu

Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studio

Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studio

Nancy Wu Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios

Nancy Wu Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios

Narrator Nancy Wu, Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen, and Author J.v.L. Bell after finishing the recording of the Lucky Hat Mine

Narrator Nancy Wu, Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen, and Author J.v.L. Bell after finishing the recording of the Lucky Hat Mine

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