About Pursuing Gold:
Pursuing Gold (Elk Lake, October 2016)
With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis.
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My take on Pursuing Gold:
I wanted to like Pursuing Gold more than I actually did. As the story went on, I became more interested, but I found its characters somewhat stale; Mary Beth came off as vapid, only maturing past her “potential orphan” fear near the end. Peter was all right, probably my favorite character; his concern for the bank and Mary Beth was convincing, with notable character development.
I’m not sure if the copy of Pursuing Gold I received was a final copy or ARC; I felt it needed another round of proofreading to catch missing words and punctuation errors. The sentence structure also seemed off at times, and the location, date, and time notes for each scene proved somewhat distracting to me.
That being said, I enjoyed reading the story. Pursuing Gold takes a fresh look at the Civil War and provides thoughtful insight into the Confederacy, banking, and theology amidst the two.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Pursuing Gold in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.