About the book:
Pursuing Gold (Elk Lake, October 2016)
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.
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About the author:
I have always enjoyed reading books set during the Civil War era, so I was excited to read Cynthia's debut novel, "Pursuing Gold." Peter and Mary Beth are forced to take over ownership and running the bank when their fathers are no longer able to. However, this is not an easy feat during this time period. When some forged bills are discovered, running the bank becomes so much more difficult. There are problems that are building and tensions are mounting and these two individuals are facing danger as well.
I enjoyed this book, it took a little bit for me to get into the story and the setting, but after a few chapters I did not want to stop reading as I just wanted to know what was going to happen with the forgery situation, but also between Peter and Mary Beth and their relationship.
This is a great choice for those whom enjoy historical fiction and I am looking forward to see what Cynthia will write next.
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*Thanks to the LItfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*