Walk on Earth a Stranger is written by Rae Carson and is a fast-paced tale filled with suspense, adventure, heartache and hope.
The story takes place in the mid 1800s and begins with Lee Westfall, who has the magical ability to “witch” gold. Meaning, she can sense when and where gold is present, whether it is tiny gold pebbles down a river steam or a large nugget hidden in a cave. Her parents teach her to be wise and careful with her gift. However, this blessing is also a curse as horrific events force Lee to head West, where gold has been discovered.
Through first person narration, readers are hooked into Lee’s journey from Georgia to California. This is an excellent historical read, highly recommended!