Newton Cutter was of strong German-Swiss stock, one of the successful gold miners that had left the hard digging behind to take up the trade he learned at his father's knee.
At 18, leaving his family almost 2000 miles away, Newton had dug for gold in the hills of Bear Valley, California, finding fortune through backbreaking work. The freezing winters drove him south to find a warmer climate and one day he rode into a quiet county town called Bradford. A handsome, single man used to physical labor, he renovated an old warehouse and opened up the only blacksmith shop within 60 miles. Within two years, it was a thriving business and Newton had once again found a satisfying level of success.
But something was missing. It was a true home and a family. Now he faced the greatest work of his life.
I got this book via audiobook boom. Newton Cutter is a different type of hero. This is a long story and you have to be awake to listen to it. If not you will miss something and wonder how the story got to where it is. Newton is the main character but there are a lot of secondary characters that make the story complicated. If you listen closely you will not get lost. I liked some parts better than others. The narration helped move the story along.
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