Mindy's birth name is Independence McClaren- a fitting match for her tenacity and determination. Leaving behind a secure but colorless future int he east, the firey young woman heads west to Coarse Gold, Colorado, and the opportunity to carve her mark in a man's world. As reporter for the Roaring River Gazette Mindy not only will ferret out the news but will become the voice of conscience in this rough-and-tumble mining town, its reminder of the biblical principles of truth, virtue, and mercy. Little does she dream how her most prized possession as a journalist-her passion for the truth will be put to the test. To follow her heart or to retain her integrity? Mindy will have to choose.