Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold . . . and a love for the man who wields it. Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable west. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger. Winn not only sees the magic, but controls its hunger by feeding it goldthe very thing Gentrys father left to acquire. But the earths unrest only grows worse, and Gentrys fear leads her to a terrible choice: marry a wealthy man she does not love, or trust in Winns unpredictable power to save her family....
|Title||:||Veins of Gold|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||312 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Veins of Gold Reviews
Color me surprised!
This book is more than a love story. The romance is sweet and swoony and I like Winn & Gentry's relationship. I like how it developed.
If you come to think about it, this book is loaded with metaphors. There is a lot of lessons you can learn from this book and that's a good think because it's not only about love it's also about family and the world around us.
This was an interesting look into the gold mining era. I liked the magic aspect of the book and how it played a part in the love story as well. Good clean romance with a bit of magic.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It’s slower paced and less intense than most of the books I choose to read, but I enjoyed the characters and the setting.
It’s set in rural Utah in the 1840’s (hah, all of Utah was rural then!) and part of my enjoyment came from reading a magical YA book set in the settler era. The Magic was unique (as all Holmberg magic is) and the relationships were sweet.
I’m not sure what I expected when I picked this book up, but if you go into it expecting a a small town ...more
This is my first book by this author and although I read the book description, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I'm not sure what genre this one falls into because it's set in Utah during the California gold rush, but it has magical/fantasy elements to it, in addition to romance--maybe historical fantasy romance?
Gentry Abrams, and her younger siblings Rooster and Pearl, are left by their father to survive on their own, while he goes to California to work with a gold mining company, taking one ...more
I love Charlie N. Holmbergs style of alternate historical fiction. (Is that a genre? Historical fiction in our history, just in an alternate universe or something?). I was sucked in from the beginning. The writing brings the book to life, while creating new worlds. Don't start this book when you have plans in the next few hours- you'll be sorry when you have to put it down and go do something else. But definitely read this one!
This story is not what I was expecting at all. With a slightly depressing beginning, Gentry and her siblings, Rooster and Pearl, are trying to survive after their father leaves for the gold rush. In a wonderful and shocking mix of rich Western history, romance, and magic, the book really comes alive and captivated me from then on out.
The desperation rolls off of the pages through Gentry's character, as her family's struggles were realistic. I loved the characters--their relationships and emotion ...more
This book is set in an alternative version of the early days of Utah's history with many places and stories that were familiar to me. I loved the way Ms Holmberg added magic to that history. Gentry and Winn were complex but united in caring for the people around them and it was great to see the chemistry between them. Gentry's brother and sister were great supportive characters as was the magic.
I loved this story and the way it made magic seem possible in our world while it was also a love story ...more