My Thoughts About the Book:
Growing up in the south I was pretty sure that I would enjoy a book like Carolina Gold, but what I wasn’t prepared for was how quickly I was drawn into the story line of the tenacious Charlotte Fraser. I found myself sitting on the edge of my comfy chair out on my back porch peering into the pages before me. There were times it felt so real.
The book is dripping with delicious details that allowed the reader to become a passive participant in the highs and lows of Charlotte’s complicated adventure on her rice farm. I love that this story was born out of the history of a 19th-century female rice farmer. No, it’s not an exact detail of this woman’s life, but an inspired story rich with history, romance and yes…even heart break.
This book is a great read for anyone looking to get away from it all while being very much right where they are. It’s a story of redemption, it’s a grace filled story and it’s also a beautifully written story from an incredible author.
About the book:
The war is over, but her struggle is just beginning.
Charlotte Fraser returns to her late father’s once-flourishing rice plantation on the Waccamaw River, determined to continue growing the special kind of rice known as Carolina Gold. But Fairhaven Plantation is in ruins, the bondsmen are free, and money is scarce.
To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly accepts a position as tutor to the young daughters of Nicholas Betancourt, heir to the neighboring Willowood Plantation. Then Nick’s quest to prove his ownership of Willowood sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey that reveals an old family mystery—and threatens all that she holds dear.
Inspired by the life of a 19th century woman rice planter, Carolina Gold continues Dorothy Love’s winning tradition of weaving together mystery, romance, and rich historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman’s struggle to restore her ruined world.
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About the author:
A former journalist, free-lance writer and college professor, Dorothy Love explores the intersection of history and human relationships to create novels that speak to the hearts of women everywhere. She is the author of the acclaimed Hickory Ridge novels set in her native state of Tennessee.
After earning a masters degree and Ph.D, she authored dozens of magazine articles before breaking into book publishing with a number of award-winning novels for preteens and young adults. The Hickory Ridge series marked her adult fiction debut. Currently she is working on several stand-alone historical novels set in the South.
When she isn’t busy writing or researching her next book, Love enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with her husband Ron and their rambunctious golden retriever. The Loves make their home in the Texas hill country.
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