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Carolina Gold Book Review

The war is over, but at Fairhaven Plantation, Charlotte’s struggle has just begun.

Following her father’s death, Charlotte Fraser returns to Fairhaven, her family’s rice plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry. With no one else to rely upon, smart, independent Charlotte is determined to resume cultivating the superior strain of rice called Carolina Gold. But the war has left the plantation in ruins, her father’s former bondsmen are free, and workers and equipment are in short supply.

To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly agrees to tutor the two young daughters of her widowed neighbor and heir to Willowood Plantation, Nicholas Betancourt. Just as her friendship with Nick deepens, he embarks upon a quest to prove his claim to Willowood and sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey that uncovers a long-held family secret, and threatens everything she holds dear.

Inspired by the life of a 19th-century woman rice farmer, Carolina Gold pays tribute to the hauntingly beautiful Lowcountry and weaves together mystery, romance, and historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman’s struggle to restore her ruined world.

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.

My Review of Carolina Gold

This was a very very good book about life in the south after the civil war. It was entertaining and informative. I love history and know a good amount about this era. This book stuck to facts and created an entertaining way to share those facts. I loved Charlotte and her need to achieve what her father wanted her to. Her need to prove herself to herself and her want to try to do something that most women of that time would want nothing to do with.

The story shows how hard life was at the time for people who were use to a life of lavish and excess. It shows how many could not deal with the changes, while others thrived! It’s a wonderful read and one I would recommend to anyone.

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