Native Gold by Glynnis Campbell
Approx. 116,730 words.
Published on May 1, 2013.
Mathilda Hardwicke, a rebellious artist rejected by her family and New York society, heads west to Gold Rush California as a mail-order bride. But when fate leaves her at the altar, she's drawn to Sakote--a fierce Konkow warrior whose tribe is threatened by the encroaching white men--in whose arms she discovers a savage new Paradise and a forbidden love more precious than gold.