Review: Pursuing Gold

        `Pursuing Gold: A Novel of the Civil War` is a historical romance novel written by author Cynthia L. Simmons. Cynthia Simmons is a Bible teacher and a former homeschool mother, she writes for Leading Hearts Magazine.

        The title of this novel suggests a pursuing og gold during the  Civil War. The cover picture looks like the girl may be pining for her loved one. The opening setting is in Chattanooga, Tennessee -1862.

        The male protagonist is a banker by the name of Peter Chandler and the female protagonist is Mary Beth Roper who just wants to marry and have a houseful of children. But, the war frightens her. There are rumors that war is coming to Atlanta.

        With war raging it looks like C&R bank is under pressure to close. Mary Beth and Peter try to save the bank which belonged to her father.

        This book is filled with mystery as Mary Beth and Peter work together to find the culprit who is writing counterfeit notes in hopes of closing the bank.

        I did notice several, more than usual typo's but they did not take away from the story. So it is still worth reading.

        This book is my introduction to author Cynthia Simmons and I look forward to reading more titles from her.

        I picked this book to read because I like historical fiction. I recommend this novel to all history buffs especially those who like reading about the Civil War.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

About the author:

        Cynthia L Simmons and her husband, Ray, have five children and reside in Atlanta. She has taught for over thirty years as a homeschool mother and Bible teacher. She’s a columnist for Leading Hearts Magazine and she directs Atlanta Christian Writing Conference. Cyndi has a heart for encouraging women in today’s crazy, upside-down world. She loves history and peppers her speaking and teaching with fascinating vignettes from the past. Her first book, "Struggles and Triumphs," was nominated for 2008 Georgia Author of the Year. She co-founded Homeschool Answers and hosts Heart of the Matter Radio.