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Pursuing Gold by Cynthia Simmons 

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.

We have 10 eBooks and 5 Paper Backs. Books will be assigned by the author on a random basis after the chat, so this is not "first come, first served" any longer. We look forward to your reviews being posted here as well as wherever the books are sold.

NAMES DRAWN FOR Ebooks

Deanna Dick

Julie Barett

Karon Rochon

Vicki Jameson

Virginia Whitfield

Jeanne M Dannheim

Victoria Pless

 

NAMES DRAWN FOR PB
Donna McGinnis

Nyla Kay Wilkerson

Pam Graber

Mary Ardnt

Galinda Barefoot

Deborah Crawley

Connie Saunders

Helen

Ann Rightler

If your name is on this list. Please contact Cynthia L. Simmons at cynthialsimmons@gmail.com 

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Looks like an interesting story. I'd prefer PB, but will take an EB if I miss the PB. 8-10 weeks. Thanks!
PB, 4-6 weeks. Thank you so much!

PB preferred but will do either. 5 weeks. Thanks

Have the books been assigned yet?

NAMES DRAWN FOR Ebooks

Deanna Dick

Julie Barett

Karon Rochon

Vicki Jameson

Virginia Whitfield

Jeanne M Dannheim

Victoria Pless

 

NAMES DRAWN FOR PB
Donna McGinnis

Nyla Kay Wilkerson

Pam Graber

Mary Ardnt

Galinda Barefoot

Deborah Crawley

Connie Saunders

Helen

Ann Rightler

If your name is on this list. Please contact Cynthia L. Simmons at cynthialsimmons@gmail.com 

 

Thanks! Address sent.

Congratulations to all the winners.  I have sent my address to the author.

Glad to hear it! Grin!

This was a new author to me, so I was interested in how the story would be. I have found myself liking historical books more than I thought possible. In school, history was my least favorite subject. It's funny as I have gotten older, I have realized how valuable history is. It is part of our heritage and I love to learn new things about past wars. The historical facts were good and kept the story interesting. I appreciate the authors diligence in putting historical facts in the storyline which I could vividly see with the smooth stroke of words.

Mary Beth and Peter are the main characters in the book. They are very well developed characters and I found myself intrigued with them. The story is rooted during the Civil War. Slavery was intense but there were some who didn't want to be part of that. I wonder how hard it was during that time to be against something that most supported? Peter and Mary Beth had to be careful of their feelings about slavery . It was difficult at times not to let their beliefs be known. I did enjoy the budding romance between them and was anxious to see if they would become a couple.

The story is a good portrayal of the Civil War and the struggles that many faced during that time. The author did a good job of adding mystery and intrigue to the story to keep readers glued to the book. Did Peter have a difficult time running a bank during the time of uncertainty in the world? It seemed like he had a lot of responsibilities and a heavy burden to carry at times. I especially liked the relationship growth that both characters experienced with their faith. During hard times do you find yourself pursuing your faith more?

Overall the book was well written and I enjoyed the historical aspect of it. Be sure you get a copy and enjoy the story filled with challenges, a little romance, mystery and faith.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network. The review is my own opinion.
My review is also on Amazon, Goodreads and my blog.

Sounds good Deana! Thanks for the review.

Thanks, Deana!

Thank you so much for allowing me to read and review this book. I have posted my review on Amazon and GoodReads as well as on my blog at https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/pursuing-gold-b...
Pursuing Gold is a novel based during the Civil War written by Cynthia L. Simmons. When Peter’s father past away, Peter took over his part of the banking business. Peter’s partner is ill and when banking papers are delivered to him with errors on them, his daughter, Mary Beth starts going to the bank to help Peter. Together they find out Mr. Sadler has been changing the deposits and embezzling money. One morning when they get to the bank, they find Mr. Sadler dead.

Mary Beth also runs a hotel and in the cash, she finds counterfeit bills with Peter’s signature. Together she and Peter try to find out who made the counterfeit bills and try to get as many as possible. Peter and Mary Beth were childhood friends until Mary Beth dated another man. They both have chosen to pursue God.

This is a good book with suspense and romance through out the story. This is a great story to curl up and read on a lazy day. I enjoyed it a lot. The story also shows the strength and love that Mary Beth has with caring for her father as well as the hotel, the bank and caring for injured soldiers. We also see what a parent will do to help her children.

The book contains questions for thought and discussion at the end that are very good. This would make a great book for book groups. Anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction stories based on US history will enjoy this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author and Book Club Network. I have chosen to write this honest review.

378 pages

ISBN: 9781944430764

Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

To learn more about the author and books she has written go to: http://clsimmons.com/

Some places to buy this book are:

https://www.amazon.com/Pursuing-Gold-Novel-Civil-War/dp/1944430768

https://www.createspace.com/6676065

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