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
Veins of Gold is the first novel I have read by this author. The book is set in Utah during the gold rush of the 1850’s. I would describe this novel as a historical fantasy (a new concept for me), as it contains an enjoyable blend of history and magic. I was surprised (in a good way) by the way the author has used magic in her world, or rather more accurately, ascribed magic to the natural world. Her description of magic and the way in which the characters use it is very unique and I found it to ...more
I really liked "Veins of Gold" for its mix of genres. It is set in Utah in the middle of the 19th century, however, I would rather describe it as a fairy tale / fantasy novel. Especially the beginning reminded me of fairy tales. I also enjoyed how characters where presented and I would love to know how they'll fare in the future: Gentry is a very loveable character and the magic presented in their world is quite different to what one is used to. If you like Charlie's writing style (and e.g. The ...more
I love the relationship between Gentry and Winn. Set in historical Utah, the author brings out clever details about the terrain, creating an intricate magic system based on the earth's minerals. VEINS OF GOLD is a fun, adventurous read with plenty of romance and mystery sprinkled in.
Overall impression: A vividly imagined historical fantasy set during the great gold rush, Veins of Gold serves up a swoon-worthy love interest, a determined heroine, and lots of magical adventure.
– readers who love fantasy mixed with romance
– readers who enjoy fantastical magic
– readers who enjoy alternate historical fantasies
Charlie Holmberg is one of my auto-buy authors for a reason: I can always count on a fun read with an intriguing and original magic system, a sweet romance, ...more
I absolutely love Charlie's books. I was so excited to read Veins of Gold and it was an excellent read. Gentry is a wonderful caretaker to her siblings and is faced with a lot once her father leaves for the gold rush and takes on the stresses that come with caring for a family on her own. Gentry keeps having strange encounters with wild magic and is thrown into that world. I really liked Gentry's character. She is faced with some tough choices. Pearl and Rooster were both fantastic. Pearl is a d ...more
I am a huge Charlie Holmberg fan! She's an author that I can buy before reading and feel confident that I won't regret the purchase.
VEINS OF GOLD was good. I didn't enjoy it as much as some of her other books, but it was an easy, light read. The magic system (mostly the magical blob creatures) were odd, and to me felt off in this setting (Utah during the California Gold Rush).
That being said, the plot and characters were both engaging. Did I enjoy reading it? Yes. Will I read again? Probably not ...more
Let me start by saying that I have been watching Charlie Holmberg's books come out for years. I've had them on my list but haven't read any. I read a lot of books, many are books that are review books. So in my desire to read her books, I unfortunately hadn't. Until this book. I was so excited to get a copy for review. This book was not anything like what I was expecting. Honestly, I don't know what I was expecting but I was very pleasantly surprised with how the magic of the story worked. I rea ...more
This novel has such a wonderful combination of magic, romance, and Utah history. Gentry and her younger siblings Rooster and Pearl,are left on their own after their mother's death and their father leaves for the hills of California to join the Gold Rush. Poverty and hunger overcomes the family when a magical man, Winn, comes to their rescue. Not only does Winn become a romantic prospect for Gentry, but he also teaches Gentry about the magic he does which is a combination of earth magic, using go ...more