Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fools Gold by Lynn Lovegreen

I'd like to welcome Lynn Lovegreen to my blog. Lynn was lucky enough to grow up in Alaska. Her family was stationed there when she was six, and they fell in love with the place. Alaska’s been home ever since. She’s always felt the power of words; she taught English for 20 years before retiring to make more time for writing. When not writing, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read, travel, and shoot at targets with her cowboy action shooting club, the Alaska 49ers. Her young adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters who made their own way in the world.  

My Review:

 Ellie Webster and her brother plan to save the family farm. The untimely death of their father leaves their mother deeply in debt and the siblings are going to Alaska to cash in on the gold rush. Duke Masterson is headed there, too. He’s opening a saloon with his friend, Dan, in hopes they can make enough money to open their own establishment in San Francisco.
Ellie’s first encounter with Duke is on the ship where he tries to stop her from leaning too far over the rail. She considers him brash. He considers her delightful. When Ellie and her brother set out for the gold fields, their plans are dashed. They find themselves back in Skagway and in Dan and Duke’s saloon looking for a way to earn money.
Duke helps Ellie start a pie business. She loves her new found independence and helps rid the town of a conman, but the summer season is coming to an end. She must return to Nebraska or will she follow her heart and Duke elsewhere?

I loved the characters and setting of this novel. Ms Lovegreen does a beautiful job describing the scenery and beauty of the Alaska frontier. I was sad to end the book and leave Ellie and Duke. 

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Kim McMahill said...

Alaska is amazing. I'm sure living there has given your novel settings graphic detail and has been a great inspiration. The book sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read it.

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Thanks for stopping by Kim. Alaska is definitely on my bucket list. Lynn paints a beautiful picture of majestic surroundings.

Heather Lindsey said...

I loved Lynn's novel 'Fools Gold'. The characters and the setting were so vividly described that I can still smell Ellie's caramelised baked apples of Ellie's in my mind's eye. Looking forward to Lynn's next novel.

Carlene Havel said...

Great post! I loved reading Fools Gold also. Learned some Alaskan history in addition to being entertained!

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Thanks, Lindsey and Carlene. Glad you stopped by. I can't wait to see what Lynn writes next!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks to everyone for stopping by! And Vicki is a good hostess, thanks for having me! :-)