The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with San Francisco and the Gold Rush a la Kimberley Woodhouse.
About the Book
The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues when Olivia Brighton finds herself widowed and working her brother’s restaurant in San Francisco during the height of the rush for gold. Even though she receives at least twenty marriage proposals a day, she will never marry a gold miner. Her brother’s friend Joseph Sawyer has gotten caught up in local politics and the plight of Chinese in forced labor. The more Joseph gets pulled into investigating crime in the city, the less Olivia sees of the compassionate man. And just when she thinks she could love again, a fire threatens to steal all hope.
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In My Opinion
I love it when a previous author of this series comes back to write another book because there is some connection to their past characters. It’s now 1849 and Olivia Brighton is on the other side of the country than her ancestors, but the wisdom of the women who have endured the challenges of life before her stands the test of time.
Olivia’s a grieving young woman when she arrives in San Francisco in search of her older brother Daniel. She’s made up her mind about what her future will—or won’t—hold for her. Yet when she reads the journals of her ancestors, she’s challenged to live in faith instead of fear.
And then there’s her brother’s best friend. Joseph is a more recently converted Christian but he’s a man who strives to live his faith in everything he does even if it means putting himself in danger and not seeing the woman he’s falling in love with to keep her safe.
The perspective of the villain in The Golden Bride enhances the atmosphere of evil and greed that pervaded San Francisco during a time before the city was truly established.
Kimberley Woodhouse gives readers a story that proves faith, love, and people are greater treasures than gold.
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