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
I was really intrigued by this book. It has such a mix of elements that I was drawn by. Magic, the west, The Mormon pioneers, gold rush and romance. I thought that would be an amazing combination. This is a story about Gentry a woman who still feels like a girl. She has had some tough life events and is shell shocked by it all. This is a well written story revolving around her and falling in love and discovering magic. My biggest problem with the story is how few happy moments there were in the ...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
I quite enjoyed this book. Charlie is very good at creating unique features in her stories. You never feel like you’ve read this before. This story is endearing and you immediately believe in the magic present. This is a two thumbs up!
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
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 feel like I should have liked this book more than I did. The magic of the earth and its’ relationship with the gold rush was interesting. The characters were good. The struggles of Gentry and her siblings were intense. I just couldn’t get into the book, though. There were parts that were better than others and drew me in some, but I never really connected with this book.
I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.
I found this book to be incredibly unique and I couldn’t put it down. I’ve never read of a Magic like the kind that lived in this tale. I was so intrigued by Winn and wanted to know more about him and the magic that he knew.
Gentry was fascinating as well. She was incredibly selfless and took it upon herself to care for her siblings with little to no help from anyone else. She wouldn’t trust others, and wouldn’t trust herself. And that led to a heartbreaking loss before she could come to terms wi ...more
I am impressed. Charlie N. Holmberg has combined genres and created a wonderful book. This book contains some historical elements mixed with magic. She seamlessly brought them together to create a story that had a great feel to it.
One part that I particularly appreciated is that she made the earth a living entity. When you take away from part of the earth, balance needs to be restored in order to keep harmony. She also brought to life creatures that we normally dismiss. Even the locust has thoug ...more