I found this book packed away. I had forgotten all about it. I probably found it years ago at a library book sale:
I had to have it, because our elementary school is located on Pleasant Valley Road in Placerville, in an area known as Pleasant Valley. A 1950's novel, set in the Gold Rush area, and the Gold Country Girls all went to school in Pleasant Valley!
Perfect. You'd have bought it, too - wouldn't you?
My own little Treasure for my book shelf.
Not quite worth it's weight in gold.