- Paperback: 262 pages
- Publisher: Prism Book Group (August 14, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1940099803
- ISBN-13: 978-1940099804
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,025,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Quicksilver to Gold Paperback – August 14, 2014
Reviewed By Dianna Skowera for Readers' Favorite
From the Author
Quicksilver to Gold is the third book in my Gold Rush series. If you read Fools Gold, you'll recognize Ellie and Duke Masterson, who are secondary characters in this novel. And, of course, Jim and Ralph are here too! Enjoy!
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In a claim next to her father’s, Clint and his partner, Frank, work to fulfill their hopes of a major find. Clint and Jeannie soon meet and while they’re both taken with each other, their romance falters. Clint doesn’t want to give up his freedom and right to do what he wants and Jeannie isn't exactly sure he’s the one. With sage advice from two women friends, she becomes a lady hoping to win Clint over and to secure other’s respect.
Unfortunately, claim jumpers move in and take their land and the judge has turned over the property to someone dishonest. For months they’d don’t know the outcome. A big storm hits Nome and Clint and Jeannie pitch in to help the others, but what will become of their future?
Ms. Lovegreen gives the reader a real feel for what a miner of 1900 Alaska would have endured. The historic accuracy of the novel is precise. The details and the endearing story make this a great read for anyone from YA to adult.
I really enjoyed the glimpse into life in and around gold-rush-era Nome. I appreciated that the author seemed to have good factual accuracy throughout the book (I learned a few things!) and presented a realistic picture of that part of Alaska in that era (as opposed to many authors of "Alaskan" books who don't actually live here and present ridiculous, unrealistic ideas of life here). The romance seemed a bit grade-schoolish and rushed, but I suspect that's in part because of that era and the quick progression of romantic relationships out of necessity and convenience. Overall the book was entertaining and well written, with a good cast of characters. Gold mining was hard work and was fraught with difficulties, which you'll get a taste of in this book. Even though romantic fiction is rarely a genre I read, I enjoyed seeing Jeannie, the main character, grow and learn through the book and become an even better version of herself by the end.