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.
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
To learn more about the author and books she has written go to: http://clsimmons.com/
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