Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Janice K Baber says: "great combination of adventure, history, women's strength, and love."






http://www.amazon.com/Fools-Gold-Lynn-Lovegreen-ebook/dp/B00H2S4D74/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388467587&sr=8-1&keywords=fools+gold+lynn+lovegreen



Fools Gold [Kindle Edition]

Lynn Lovegreen

Print List Price: $10.99
Kindle Price: $4.00


 Alaska's gold rush is no place for a lady, but that doesn't scare Ellie Webster. Ellie travels with her younger brother to the wilds of the Klondike gold rush to save the family farm. She’s prepared for hardship on the trail, but not for the sparkling blue eyes of Duke Masterson, a charming saloonkeeper. And Duke is surprised to find that Ellie and her apple pies are more valuable to him than all the gold nuggets in Skagway, Alaska. Now if he could only overcome Ellie’s fear of losing her newly-found independence and win her heart. Together they must defeat the conman corrupting the town and make their fortunes before the last steamship of the season heads south.


Book Trailer, FOOLS GOLD



3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Fools Gold Here December 5, 2013
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading! December 27, 2013
By Carlene
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Not only was this an entertaining read, it taught me a smattering of Alaskan history. I enjoyed the love story because it unfolded naturally and realistically. The descriptions were outstanding - I could feel the cold emanating from the words in the book! Ellie was a nifty heroine who cherished her independence in an age when it was difficult to maintain. And Duke? Well, who wouldn't swoon over him?? If you want something romantic, historically accurate, and hard to put down, I highly recommend "Fools Gold."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story December 5, 2013
By L.Paley
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A heart warming love story set in the Alaskan Gold Rush, Fools Gold follows the journeys of Duke and Ellie and her brother Billy in their attempts to make their fortunes through prospecting for gold or 'mining the miners' - the latter being the successful choice for Ellie. After pain and loss on the trail, Ellie and Billy return to Skegway and commence their own apple pie enterprise. You can almost smell the apples caramelising and the pastry crust bronze as Ms Lovegreen's well-rounded prose takes us along the bumpy love story developing between Duke and Ellie. But will the town's conman put paid to their relationship, or will Ellie's fear of losing her hard won independance do that?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story December 29, 2013
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A great combination of adventure, history, women's strength, and love. Such a great story. I look forward to the author's next book.








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