Monday, November 28, 2016

Litfuse Review: Pursuing Gold by:Cynthia L. Simmons

 Pursuing Gold: A Novel of the Civil War
About the Book:
With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis. With only a newly-minted college degree and little experience, Peter joins his partner's daughter, Mary Beth Roper, in a struggle to keep C&R Bank afloat while the Civil War rages around Chattanooga. Political pressure for unsecured loans of gold to the government stirs up trouble as tempers and prices rise. Their problems multiply when Mary Beth discovers counterfeit money with Peter's forged signature. Can they find the forger before the bank fails? The two friends must pursue gold on behalf of their business, as they learn to pursue their heavenly Father to find hope and peace.

My Review:
 Nothing is worse than having to take over for someone else due to failing health or worse death and only to find out that the business is a failing one. But that is exactly what happened to Peter and Mary Beth in this historical fiction novel entitled, Pursuing Gold by the author Cynthia L. Simmons. I feel so bad for these two but from the beginning everything seems like it is a fruitless endeavor but the two of them have to get down to the bottom of this mess before they lose anymore money and they have to do it quickly.

 During this time the Civil War is waging right outside their window and times are lean to say the very best. Many money scams are going around especially forgeries and counterfeit money, if Peter and Mary Beth don't get it all figured out the bank will fail. In lean times and even leaner times they have to learn to lean into God more or they will not survive the business collapse that will ensue.

 Pursuing Gold was a great historical fiction read. Going back in time to the Civil War era was exciting and fun to read about.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.