Friday, January 10, 2014
Litfuse Review: Carolina Gold by:Dorothy Love
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.
About the Author:
A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their two golden retrievers. An accomplished author, Dorothy made her debut in Christian fiction with the Hickory Ridge novels.
Her family was most known for growing the rice known famously as Carolina Gold. Charlotte knows since money is scarce, she needs to find work to help support herself. Hopefully since everyone knows of her families rice, they will possibly give her a chance in working for them. But she's not sure sure that will work out, especially since she hasn't been back home in years.
After the war had ended things at her home plantation were just ruined, things were either destroyed or stolen. What makes matters worse is that Charlotte didn't have enough funds to build her family's rice plantation, production and all, back to its former glory. As a result of this she was going to have to come up with a plan and quick.
In stepped Mr. Betancourt with an ingenious plan to start producing lumber on their joint properties in a way to save them both. But that isn't the only only thing he wishes to acquire from Ms. Charlotte. Dorothy Love's talented hand has written yet another captivating novel loosely based on a woman that also had a rice plantation back in the early 1900's.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.