Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pursuing Gold: A Novel of the Civil War by Cynthia L Simmons

With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis.
With only a newly-minted college degree and little experience, Peter joins his partner’s daughter, Mary Beth Roper, in a struggle to keep C&R Bank afloat while the Civil War rages around Chattanooga. Political pressure for unsecured loans of gold to the government stirs up trouble as tempers and prices rise. Their problems multiply when Mary Beth discovers counterfeit money with Peter’s forged signature. Can they find the forger before the bank fails? The two friends must pursue gold on behalf of their business, as they learn to pursue their heavenly Father to find hope and peace.
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About The Author

Cynthia Simmons

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.

My Review

Peter Chandler is reluctantly, but doing all he has, running his father’s bank after his untimely death. His father’s partner is also on his deathbed, and his daughter Mary Beth, is near exhaustion taking care of him.
The bank is backed by gold, yes they do not print currency, and when some shows up they know that this is counterfeit, but what to do, and these two are about to put their lives on the line trying to save this bank. They are also thrown together when Mary Beth’s father asks a favor of Peter, and it is one he has always wanted to do.
A very fast pace book, that was read in no time, but lingers and makes you want more, as we become absorbed in the Civil War in Chattanooga TN. You will find yourself ducking as the shells begin to drop. All the while we are looking for clues, even in a hospital, full of injured soldiers. With all the danger we wonder if all we care about will survive, and if the gold from the bank and the golden scripture from God will lead them.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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