Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love | Giveaway and Blog Tour

Don’t miss Dorothy Love‘s latest historical novel, Carolina Gold. Romantic Times gives it four stars, saying, “Loosely based on the life of a 19th-century female rice farmer in the South Carolina Lowcountry, this novel has romance, family secrets and an element of mystery for readers to uncover. Love is an author beloved by many, and she does not disappoint in her latest novel.”

Fun news: The release of Carolina Gold coincides with Dorothy’s birthday. You’ll be helping her celebrate by entering her fantastic Southern Essentials Giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on January 14th!

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Between January 3–14, visit Dorothy Love’s Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win the $100 Visa Cash Card grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 14th! (Don’t have a Facebook account? Enter here.)

RSVP today for Dorothy’s Carolina Gold Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Dorothy will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills, announcing the winner of the Southern Essentials Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she’ll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at her next book!

So grab your copy of Carolina Gold and help Dorothy celebrate her birthday on the evening of January 14th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

DON’T MISS A MOMENT OF THE FUN; RSVP TODAY. HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE 14th!

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{More about Carolina Gold}

The war is over, but her struggle is just beginning.

Charlotte Fraser returns to her late father’s once-flourishing rice plantation on the Waccamaw River, determined to continue growing the special kind of rice known as Carolina Gold. But Fairhaven Plantation is in ruins, the bondsmen are free, and money is scarce.

To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly accepts a position as tutor to the young daughters of Nicholas Betancourt, heir to the neighboring Willowood Plantation. Then Nick’s quest to prove his ownership of Willowood sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey that reveals an old family mystery—and threatens all that she holds dear.

Inspired by the life of a 19th century woman rice planter, Carolina Gold continues Dorothy Love’s winning tradition of weaving together mystery, romance, and rich historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman’s struggle to restore her ruined world.

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Dorothy’s website.

Dorothy Love

{More About Dorothy Love}

A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels. When she isn’t busy writing or researching her next book, Love enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with her husband Ron and their rambunctious golden retriever. The Loves make their home in the Texas hill country.

Find out more about Dorothy at http://dorothylovebooks.com.

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October 10, 2013 || Press Release

The refining power of difficult circumstances

In Carolina Gold, Love crafts a beautiful tale of hope and determination

Seattle: “Spiritual restoration often comes when we are able to move from desperation to delight, from fear to faith,” shares Dorothy Love. In Love’s newest release, Carolina Gold (Thomas Nelson/December 10, 2013/ISBN: 978-1-401687618/ $15.99), the characters find themselves clinging to vanishing dreams. Readers learn with the characters the importance of letting go and finding joy in what has been provided for them — not what they long to happen.

Inspired by the life of a 19th-century woman rice planter, Carolina Gold continues Love’s winning tradition of weaving together mystery, romance and rich historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman’s struggle to restore her ruined world.

Independent and strong-willed Charlotte Fraser returns to her late father’s rice plantation in hopes of bringing it back to its once-thriving state. She is determined to continue growing a special kind of rice called Carolina Gold, but Fairhaven Plantation is in ruins, and hope seems small. Despite her efforts, Charlotte questions whether she can keep her father’s dream alive.

To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly accepts a position to tutor the young daughters of Nicholas Betancourt, heir to the neighboring plantation. Nick is set on proving his ownership of Willowood — no matter the cost. Nick’s quest to secure his future sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey to uncover long-buried family secrets. Will the answers to her questions threaten all she holds dear or save her from ruin?

Like Charlotte, we are quick to rely on our own plans for happiness, and when they come crumbling down, we are left empty-handed. “Charlotte hopes to restore her land and her way of life somehow, but her journey teaches her that the truer meaning of restoration lies in the acceptance of circumstances that can’t be changed — taking joy not in what we long for, but in what has been provided for us,” Love explains.

As gold is refined by fire, so are we refined by the trying times we face. Love has encountered several of those hard, unavoidable times herself. “I’ve tried to maintain some perspective on the situations, knowing that everything is a season and these present circumstances won’t last forever,” she advises. “Take one day at a time. Try to get some rest. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

Readers are invited to join Dorothy Love on January 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST for a live Facebook chat. More details will be available soon on her Facebook page (Dorothy Love Books).

To keep up with Dorothy Love, visit www.dorothylovebooks.com, become a fan on Facebook (Dorothy Love Books) or follow her on Twitter (@writerDorothy).

Advance Praise

“Loosely based on the life of a 19th-century female rice farmer in the South Carolina Lowcountry, this novel has romance, family secrets and an element of mystery for readers to uncover.  The historical details are not heavy-handed, keeping the novel from being bogged down.  Characters are fresh – not stereotypical – and charming, gutsy and determined to make something beautiful of the horrors of the American Civil War.  Love is an author beloved by many, and she does not disappoint in her latest novel.” ~ RT Book Reviews

Carolina Gold is a beautifully written story of love rising from the ashes of war. Readers will instantly warm to Charlotte, a courageous young woman set on restoring her family’s rice plantation after the ravages of the Civil War, and they will marvel at Love’s unerring eye for detail as she brings the historical Lowcountry — with all of its wonder and mystery — to life.” ~ Beth Webb Hart, best-selling author

“Lovers of historical fiction and the South Carolina Lowcountry will enjoy the world of Carolina Gold. Dorothy Love’s well-researched tale reflects of one woman’s steadfast determination to rebuild a life among the ashes of the post-war South.” ~ Lisa Wingate, best-selling author

About the Author

A former journalist, free-lance writer and college professor, Dorothy Love explores the intersection of history and human relationships to create novels that speak to the hearts of women everywhere. She is the author of the acclaimed Hickory Ridge novels set in her native state of Tennessee.

After earning a masters degree and Ph.D, she authored dozens of magazine articles before breaking into book publishing with a number of award-winning novels for preteens and young adults. The Hickory Ridge series marked her adult fiction debut. Currently she is working on several stand-alone historical novels set in the South.

When she isn’t busy writing or researching her next book, Love enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with her husband Ron and their rambunctious golden retriever. The Loves make their home in the Texas hill country.

To keep up with Dorothy Love, visit www.dorothylovebooks.com, become a fan on Facebook (Dorothy Love Books) or follow her on Twitter (@writerDorothy). 

Suggested interview questions

– The main character, Charlotte Fraser, is based on the true story of a19th-century woman who was a rice farmer. How did you come across this piece of history, and what made you want to base a novel on it?

– Considering the story is set in post Civil War and is based on a historical figure’s life, what did your research process look like?

– Were you able to visit the South Carolina Lowcountry? If so, what elements of your visit did you include in Carolina Gold?

– What are some interesting facts you learned throughout the research process you didn’t know before?

– Carolina Gold refers to a type of rice grown in the South Carolina Lowcountry, but does it hold a deeper meaning in the story as well?

– Both of your main characters are going through tough times in life. What advice do you have for when we come to those hard, unavoidable times? And how do shared hardships affect our relationships?

– The main character learns about old family secrets that send her reeling and questioning. What role do family ties play in this novel?

– What do you hope readers will take away from Charlotte’s journey? Is there a theme Bible verse for Carolina Gold?

– Is Carolina Gold the start of a new series? What else are you working on?

– You have a PhD in administrative leadership and spent several years in higher education — how did you wind up as a writer?

– What drew you to the Southern historical fiction genre?

– How can readers join your live Facebook chat on January 14th?

Dorothy Love is available for interviews to promote the release of Carolina Gold. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“Loosely based on the life of a 19th-century female rice farmer in the South Carolina Lowcountry, this novel has romance, family secrets and an element of mystery for readers to uncover. The historical details are not heavy-handed, keeping the novel from being bogged down. Characters are fresh – not stereotypical – and charming, gutsy and determined to make something beautiful of the horrors of the American Civil War. Love is an author beloved by many, and she does not disappoint in her latest novel.” ~ RT Book Reviews

“Carolina Gold is a beautifully written story of love rising from the ashes of war. Readers will instantly warm to Charlotte, a courageous young woman set on restoring her family’s rice plantation after the ravages of the Civil War, and they will marvel at Love’s unerring eye for detail as she brings the historical Lowcountry — with all of its wonder and mystery — to life.” ~ Beth Webb Hart, best-selling author

“Lovers of historical fiction and the South Carolina Lowcountry will enjoy the world of Carolina Gold. Dorothy Love’s well-researched tale reflects of one woman’s steadfast determination to rebuild a life among the ashes of the post-war South.” ~ Lisa Wingate, best-selling author

Reviews

  • CAROLINA GOLD IS GOLD!

    Carolina Gold is a very pleasant read. It is full of interesting living history and based upon the life of Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle who lived from 1845-1921. I love reading books that open up periods of time and experiences that I have never known. I was intrigued by the information about the rice plantation, about moving to the sea in the summer months to avoid the fever, and the huge epidemics that hit New Orleans and how the sick were people were treated and cared for.

    Written by chickensbunniesandhomeschool on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com/2014/01/100-visa-cash-card-carolina-gold.html

  • REVIEW: CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE A POIGNANT PICTURE OF LIFE DURING THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.

    Dorothy Love painted a poignant picture of life during the reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. She captured the brokenness of the lives of the planters and the slaves who had been set free. The unrest, the upheaval, the destroyed homes and lives were the backdrop for this love story. Actually, the love story was secondary to the Charlotte Fraser’s efforts to rebuild her life at her family’s plantation, not an easy feat alone, without loved ones, willing, reliable workers, or money. I came away from this book with a richer understanding of the time period in the South.

    Well researched and written, with mild peril and suspense, I enjoyed this book very much. There was nothing that would make a lady blush. Mrs. Love expertly taught of the ways of life in the South while keeping the undercurrents of suspense, unrest, and loneliness flowing throughout this tale. I enjoyed reading of the day-to-day living on Pawley’s Island. Miss Fraser’s teaching methods reminded me very much of those of the late Charlotte Mason. This made it interesting from a homeschooling standpoint.

    Written by Harvest Lane Cottage on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140168761X/ref=pdp_new_dp_review

  • GREAT BOOK

    I enjoyed this book and it was set in a time period I enjoy reading about. This book had a little bit of something for everyone, mystery, romance, history and so much more. The author did a good job with the character development and the historical detail. I found myself not wanting to put the book down.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RVKE1ZG4YN504

  • “CAROLINA GOLD” BY DOROTHY LOVE BOOK REVIEW

    I must admit that this book was better than I thought it would be. As I began reading it, I assumed that it would be a typical Christian historical romance, and much of it was. I was intrigued to read about the Reconstruction period, and I believe that the author captured this troubled time in U.S. history quite well. I was unaware of the way in wish the freed slaves behaved, and I found this most captivating. Add in the yellow fever epidemic and a few stunning episodes along the way, and I learned more than anticipated. I honestly cannot fault the writing style of the author, and she certainly lived up to expectations. The romance in the book was sweet and almost plausible.

    Written by My Devotional Thoughts on February 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mydevotionalthoughts.net/2014/02/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-book-review.html

  • GREAT READ.

    Carolina Gold is a wonderful story about a women after the civil war who is trying to rebuild her father’s rice plantation after his death. Once a prestigious plantation with many slaves and producing the finest rice, Carolina Gold rice, the plantation is now in disrepair since the Yankees came and pillaged and took what they wanted during the war. Then arises the question of is the land really hers or was the deed never filed.

    Dorothy Love paints a fantastic picture of this area of the US. I loved picturing life on the deltas. I did, however, pretty much have the book figured out right away but it didn’t detract from the enjoyment. :) I would highly suggest this book if you are a lover of historical romance.

    Written by The Crafty Home on January 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://thecraftyhome.net/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-review-and-tour

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE AND A SOUTHERN ESSENTIALS GIVEAWAY EACH DAY AND $100.00 VISA CASH CARD

    I love Dorothy Love’s novels. I started reading them from her debut novel and have read them all from there. Her Hickory Ridge Romance Series is fantastic so I was so excited to see this new book, a stand alone. Dorothy Love writes with authority about The South, 19th Century United States, farming, medicine, and teaching. All of these things are visible in Carolina Gold. The characters are great. I truly enjoyed most of them but I have to say I found Anne-Louise Betancourt the best. So wise beyond her years but loved to explore. I loved seeing her adventures through her eyes. The characters in this book struggled with many things but most of them came through on the other side. Carolina Gold has a little bit of everything in it: history, romance, grief, mystery, medical cases, and faith. The characters in Carolina Gold were truly faithful to The Lord and the book reflected that. (NOT PREACHING). Dorothy Love weaves together fact and fiction in this wonderful book. I love learning new historical facts from my books! I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Christian Fiction. Dorothy Love will not disappoint I give this book 4.5 Stars.

    Written by For The Love of Books on January 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Carolina-Gold-Dorothy-Love/dp/140168761X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391023126&sr=1-1&keywords=carolina+gold+by+dorothy+love

  • INTERESTING SKATING BETWEEN REALITY AND FICTION

    It was a fun look on historical Southern Living but a lot of it seemed far fetched and almost seemed as if the author was skating too close to the lines of fantasy and reality. A unique twist by placing a young female lead character in a typical male role and even though this did lead to a lot of different aspects and events it almost seemed as the character was from a later time period than she was written in.

    Its a good book, just a little confusing in parts as she leads the household, holds a second job and really portrays a ‘single mother mentality’ from current day.

    Written by Crazy Stepford Wives on January 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.crazystepfordwives.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-review.html

  • The book is a historical look at a period of great change in our country. I did enjoy the book, especially the description of summer at the beach. I had a minor complaint. My eyes are not perfect and I struggled to read the passages that were correspondence, written in cursive. Realistic perhaps, but difficult for me to read. I do recommend this book.

    Written by Manifest Blog on January 21, 2014 | e

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    Life has become a real struggle for Charlotte. Before the war she lived the genteel life of a southern belle. Now she is alone and trying to keep her rice plantation going.

    Don’t even ask what happens when the children end up in her care 24/7. Their father just seems to disappear. Instead pick up a copy of this book and let Ms. Love take you on this historical adventure.

    Written by sunny island breezes on January 18, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3UIMS7Y4CVNZ4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=140168761X&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    Dorothy Love has become an author that I seek out and am always excited when I see that a new book has come out. Carolina Gold was an interesting book, especially after the book I just finished reading. It picked up where the book I had just finished had left… but the books were by 2 different authors! This book was post war and all of the changes that occurred and how much the people had to fight to rebuild. For many, it wasn’t worth it. To Charlotte, though, it meant everything.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on January 17, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Carolina-Gold-Dorothy-Love-ebook/dp/B00DNBEDGK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390018023&sr=8-1&keywords=carolina+gold

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    I loved the way this book gave us a glimpse into post Civil War in the south. I have read countless books that take place shortly after the war but they are almost always either set in the west or the north so it was cool to see the other side! I also liked Charlotte and I admired her perseverance and tenacity. Nick and his girls were fun too though I didn’t feel like I ever really got to know Nick.

    Written by Christian Novels on January 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    Since I’ve been to a plantation on a river outside of Charleston I could practically feel the humidity of the summer, see the gardens in their full glory, and envision the gorgeous plantation homes along the river. Trust me if you love the post-Civil War era and the Charleston area you are going to enjoy this book!

    Written by Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between on January 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_your_reviews&sort_by=MostRecentReview

  • VIVID DESCRIPTIONS AND STORY

    We are introduced to Charlotte as she is making her way to her late father’s once thriving plantation. Charlotte’s character is easy to identify with and I instantly liked her. Love does a great job of introducing and developing characters and settings with her vivid descriptions and attention to detail. I thoroughly enjoyed the history, mystery and of course romance!

    Written by Cummins Life on January 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-book-review-blog-tour.html

  • “CAROLINA GOLD” BLOG TOUR

    As far as the historical aspects and the setting, this novel was spot on. As I was reading, I was transported to the time and place that was portrayed. The years after the Civil War were times of upheaval in the South in so many different ways. Tensions were running high between North and South and black and white, and many were struggling to find their way. These tensions came across very well in this novel – so much so that at times it was a bit overwhelming. The setting of South Carolina was painted very well also. This fascinating area of the country was described in such detail that I could imagine the landscape beautifully.

    Written by Shoopette’s Book Reviews on January 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://shoopettesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-blog-tour.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD, BY DOROTHY LOVE

    In this new release from Dorothy Love, the inhabitants of South Carolina’s Lowcountry need to adapt to a new way of life after losing almost everything in the recent war. There is still bitterness after losing the conflict, and now they must endure the “indignities” brought on by Reconstruction. Furthermore, their former slaves now require payment for any work they do.

    Carolina Gold is less about rice cultivation and more about the rebuilding of lives post-war. It is about changing long-standing attitudes and relationships. The descriptions of life in South Carolina and New Orleans in the late 1860s are richly detailed and will draw you into the narrative. This is a must read for anyone interested in life after the Civil War.

    Written by Proverbial Reads on January 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://proverbialreads.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love/

  • CAROLINA GOLD BOOK REVIEW

    Having read and liked another book of Dorothy Love’s, I was interested in reading Carolina Gold. The book started out strong and ended on a good note but there were a few places in between that left me wanting more. I loved how Charlotte didn’t listen to those around her saying she shouldn’t try raising rice and other crops because it wasn’t “women’s work.” I found the story anti-climatic when Charlotte goes to New Orleans looking for Nick. Overall, the book was good and I like the ending.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on January 14, 2014 |e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Carolina-Gold-Dorothy-Love-ebook/product-reviews/B00DNBEDGK/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    Throughout the story we, the readers, are shown Charlotte’s life and struggles. We see how she grows as a person by forgiving those who hurt her and we are able to see her friendships and love develop and evolve. The readers will find themselves rooting for Charlotte and Nicholas to succeed and become more than friends.

    I highly recommend Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love to all who have either enjoyed her previous books or to those looking for a quick fun read. This story was well written and flowed nicely.

    Written by Luxury Reading on January 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QXSRXUOZL1VU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • GOOD HISTORICAL ROMANCE

    I have come to really like Dorothy Love’s writing. Love fluently writes a story with all the pieces to make it great: a little bit of mystery, amazing historical detail, vivid descriptions, expert characterization. While the romance portion of Carolina Gold was somewhat predictable, Love writes with such attention to her characters, history and description, that the predictability in the romance did not take away from the validity of the story.

    I particularly identified with Charlotte…I absolutely loved her! I appreciate how Dorothy made her so transparent. She struggles with her faith and the energy to do the right thing at times in the story, but Dorothy shows the joy and strength in leaning on God for guidance and the change He can bring about in our hearts and minds.

    I’ve also come to know Dorothy a bit through following her on Facebook. She has been a joy to connect with…you would not be disappointed by doing the same.

    Written by Mother of Three on January 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AG8L0K3H4O50T?ie=UTF8&ref_=sv_ys_4

  • CAROLINA GOLD: BRAVERY, STRENGTH AND ROMANCE

    From the very start of this novel I fell in love with both Charlotte and her life and struggles. She is a strong, independent and brave woman that fights to hold on to her family home. Even more incredible is that this novel is based on a true story! The twists were suspenseful and kept me wanting more!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/01/carolina-gold-review-bravery-strength.html

  • DOROTHY LOVE’S “CAROLINA GOLD” SOUTHERN ESSENTIALS $100 VISA CASH CARD GIVEAWAY AND 1/14 FACEBOOK PARTY!

    Great read! The author’s characterization and plot was well woven. I thoroughly enjoyed this look into the past.

    Written by Preslaysa on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.preslaysa.com/dorothy-loves-carolina-gold-southern-essentials-100-visa-cash-card-giveaway-and-114-facebook-party/

  • CAROLINA GOLD REVIEW!!!

    I really enjoyed this read…I love Dorthy’s descriptions from the land to the people and the pace is nice…Twists, turns, total shocks, and other surprises abound as Charlotte attempts to brings back pieces of the life she once knew.

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://ascphotosanddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-review.html

  • “CAROLINA GOLD” BY DOROTHY LOVE

    Part of this book takes place on Pawleys Island, which was already a place of interest for me, since that was also a setting for one of my favorite novels ever. This story only strengthened my desire to visit it myself someday! I enjoyed “Carolina Gold” and cared about the outcome of the characters. I didn’t want to put the book down as it neared its conclusion. This was the first book I’ve read by this author, and I’d be interested in reading more.

    Written by ReviewsByErin on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R8OWVT76020E6

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    Dorothy Love writes a moving masterpiece that keeps the reader reading until they see how the unknown ending is revealed. I simply cannot express how much the real woman Elizabeth, along with others who lived in the south before, during and after the war, had to learn how to start all over. Readers see how a woman who has her faith shredded by heartbreak learns to trust God again in a time when each day brings new trials, triumphs or tragedy. What a tenacity people displayed to endure and then to thrive each day. Perhaps like our female lead character they did so by looking to God and putting one foot in front of the other time and time again. A historical novel rich with history, faith, perseverance and romance! Don’t pass up reading this book!

    Written by Seeking with all Yur heart on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold.html

  • BLOG TOUR: CAROLINA GOLD REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

    There isn’t a feeling of immediacy to necessarily drive the story. What I did find was a gorgeous historical setting, with heartbreak and loss woven in, but also hope, faith, and love.

    Written by Tressa’s Wishful Endings on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://tressaswishfulendings.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-carolina-gold-review-giveaway.html

  • LITFUSE PRESENTS CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE PLUS AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!

    Dorothy Love weaves together a story of loss and hurt, acceptance and love that will warm your heart. I loved the history in this book and the author’s detailed accounts of each scene shows the deep research the author did to make sure the scenes were as accurate as could be. I highly recommend this book to everyone, and especially those who enjoy historical fiction.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/litfuse-presents-carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love/

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    REVIEW

    I simply loved CAROLINA GOLD. It was a well written, good clean read. I didn’t want to put it down. The book is inspired by a 19th century woman rice farmer. The book is a tribute to the beautiful Lowcountry. Ms. Love gives you romance, mystery and a lot of historical detail. At the end, I was wanting more, much more. A sequel would be so nice. I would give this book 5 KEYS. (Keys for the strongbox)

    Written by BOOKS, REVIEWS,ETC on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://bemiown.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    The cover of this one certainly caught my eye but it’s the historical aspects that pulled me in and kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen with the characters, especially because the story was inspired by a real woman whose life inspired this novel.

    Written by WV Stitcher on January 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R15QS8JAA0Y599/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00DNBEDGK&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • I liked learning more about what the South experienced during the Reconstruction and what an epidemic of yellow fever was like. The book was well-written, with descriptions so vivid I felt like I could really visualize everything, and I definitely want to visit the area sometime because it sounds gorgeous!

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on January 11, 2014 | e

  • DOROTHY LOVE’S “CAROLINA GOLD” SOUTHERN ESSENTIALS $100 VISA CASH CARD GIVEAWAY AND 1/14 FACEBOOK PARTY!

    Charlotte is such a strong main character and I immediately liked her as I started to read, she is determined, loyal and genuine. I really enjoyed how Dorothy brought Charlotte’s character to life and also this time period. The rebuilding and hardships in the South during this time period are so well detailed and written that I felt as if I was transported to Charlotte’s plantation. I highly recommend this book for historical fiction fans as Dorothy will draw you in with the details of the time period, the characters, the mystery and the romance.

    Written by Moments on January 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/01/dorothy-loves-carolina-gold-southern.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: “CAROLINA GOLD” BY DOROTHY LOVE

    I enjoy history and I especially enjoy stories centered around The Civil War so this book drew me in on all accounts. Centered on the events after The Civil War or The Reconstruction Period this was a hard time for The South. ”Carolina Gold” is a story about starting over and looking at things fresh. Both Charlotte and Nicholas have to put aside the way things were done before and learn new ways in order to succeed. What is even nicer is that the character of Charlotte is based on the true story of a Carolina rice plantation owner Elizabeth Allston Pringle. Ms. Love is an excellent writer and makes all her characters believable and you care deeply for them as she deftly unfolds the plot before us. This is a nice romance with great themes.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on January 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R7886T4NSO7YZ

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    This was a very interesting story. I enjoyed reading it. Charlotte was a very strong and determined character. In a time when women depended on men, she was independent and tried to make a go of her rice plantation. It was very well written and flowed really well; therefore, it didn’t take me very long to read this book. It was filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book. It gave a very good glimpse of what life was like during the restoration of the Old South, and during a yellow fever epidemic. It takes us from Charleston, to the Low Country of SC, to Pawley’s Island, and finally to New Orleans. Great job, Dorothy.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on January 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3GT6AKKEFZUI3/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

  • LIKED THE GONE WITH THE WIND STYLE!

    I really liked the Southern Lowcountry style of this book. Although not all of Charlotte’s circumstances were pleasant, the descriptive writing of the post-war South and plantation restoration was smooth and warm, bringing to my mind scenes from the movie Gone with the Wind. Charlotte’s solo trip to New Orleans, with such little evidence, seemed a little far-fetched for a genteel 19th-century woman, but I liked that she cared so much about others to do what she thought was right. And Josie! My, what a spoiled Southern girl she seemed to be! I especially love when authors are inspired by the life of a real person and I enjoyed this fictionalized story of Mrs. Pringle, a long ago rice farmer.

    Written by A Cooking Bookworm on January 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/ROZAHNVGXZID2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A BLOG TOUR “CAROLINA GOLD”

    I have really enjoyed all of the books that I have read by Dorothy!

    She has a talent for making the story leap off the pages and really pull you into the tale that she is weaving.

    This particular adventure is set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and is a very descriptive read.

    I think anyone that is a fan of Dorothy’s previous novels will be a fan of this one as well!

    Written by Book Reviews By Jenny on January 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Carolina-Gold/Dorothy-Love/9781401687618?id=5237259589554

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE, GIVEAWAYS & FB PARTY

    THE LOOK OF THE BOOK-
    First I have to say the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Rich with deep brown and gold hues and is there something hidden in the clouds just above Fairhaven? See for yourself!
    I can totally picture the cover model as Charlotte Fraser and I love when I can do that…( I know, I’m weird).
    Also, inside the book there are journal entries/ letters written by Charlotte and they are printed in a very pretty twirly font, contrasting well with the plain font. (I like it!)
    Also included is a map of All Saints Parish, an Author’s Note (with details into the background of the story), and Discussion Questions.
    CHARACTERS-
    Main character Charlotte Fraser is one of the strongest female characters in fiction I’ve met in a long while. To be so young and to have lost so much in the war and to still be able to cling to hope and faith and another chance at making a normal life is inspiring. She desperately wants to restore all that the war has taken from her, but must readjust to the way of life and how different things are now that war is over. It seems like the weight of the world is on her shoulders, but she presses on. She is the epitome of resilience and her bravery is inspiring.
    STORYLINE-
    This story flows so beautifully. The author does a marvelous job of drawing readers into Charlotte’s world. Even though the war is over, the struggles of life in the aftermath are heart wrenching. We get to see firsthand the daily struggles to pick up the pieces and begin again. Historically rich, with a bit of mystery and romance. Even if historical fiction isn’t typically your thing, Carolina Gold is a worthy read!
    FAITH FACTOR-
    One thing that really stands out in the story is the power of neighborly love. We are never more like Jesus than when we are reaching out to help those around us, even when our own circumstances are not ideal.

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on January 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RBAGFBZVUMH6J/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00DNBEDGK&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • CAROLINA GOLD – DOROTHY LOVE

    I was fascinated to learn that the title of this novel refers to rice. And not just anywhere, but rice grown on plantations in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Dorothy Love did such a impressive job of igniting my imagination that I want to travel down the Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers and see for myself the grandeur of the old rice plantations. The author’s use of vivid imagery transported me. This story, told from the view point of a young Charlotte Fraser, takes place just after the civil war and deals with the struggles the southern farmers had with finding reliable workers. The novel is concerned with many subtitles, reconstruction of the southern states, tutoring, women farmers, as well as the yellow-fever which plagued the port cities of Charleston, New Orleans, and others. It is done with empathy, and great talent – I felt the character’s devastation of not finding the workers to put in the crop, the lack of money, and the need to find a way to survive. Many of these things still concern and stress farmers today, though much has been done to alleviate their anxiety.

    Written by Reviewing Novels Online on January 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.deepershopping.com/item/love-dorothy/carolina-gold/5421556.html

  • SUGGESTED TITLE: $100 VISA CASH CARD “CAROLINA GOLD” GIVEAWAY FROM DOROTHY LOVE!

    This was based on a true story and I can not believe the different take on when slaves were freed. I have always read about the slaves being mistreated and not from the angle of the plantation owners. This book talks about what happened once slaves were freed and a lot of laborers were lost (which is how it should be.). Even though this is a fiction story based on actual events I learned a lot about the history of South Carolina. This is must have for reconstruction era fans. I am giving this book s 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on January 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1OCZRS1H94BFC/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00HR8911W&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE BOOK REVIEW

    Carolina Gold is an exciting new novel from author Dorothy Love which excellently portrays the true story of a woman battling to save her family’s rice plantation right after the war in the 1800s. Full of historical accuracy, courage, bravery and hard work, this novel is sure to delight and inspire any historical fiction reader.

    Before reading Carolina Gold, I’d never read any other book by this author, and though I’d heard good reviews of her novels, I didn’t know from experience if I’d love this author. However after reading Carolina Gold I’ve proclaimed Dorothy Love to be a favorite author, and have put her newest release on my favorite reads of 2013 list! I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this novel!

    Written by The Literary Maidens on January 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theliterarymaidens.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-book.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHEY LOVE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    I fell in love with this book. I knew I had to read it first off because it was the South during Reconstruction. If you know me at all you know I reenact the Civil War and am a bit of an enthusiast in all things of the era. I fell in love with our heroine. I loved getting to know her better and watching her struggle with her love of a man and her love of her home. Which should come first to her and who should she strive to please, her father or the man she loved? Charlotte is a wonderful example of what a Southern belle was. She was not necessarily the spoiled little girl that movies want us to think of, but rather a woman with a backbone who felt real love to her “people”. I recommend this book. Find a copy and read it!

    Written by For Him and My Family on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://forhimandmyfamily.com/?p=1334

  • BOOK REVIEW: CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE (AND A GIVEAWAY)

    Set in the aftermath of the Civil War, this book focuses largely on the plight of Southerners during the Reconstruction. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything that focused so much on plantation owners, particularly in the low country of South Carolina, so this was an interesting read. Most books that I have read set in this era tend to focus more on the carpet baggers and those who have started a new life, rather than trying to salvage the old properties.

    Great storyline, interesting subplots, and vivid descriptions of the setting and hardships of the Reconstruction Era.

    Written by Middle Places on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://middleplaces.com/2014/01/06/book-review-carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-and-a-giveaway/

  • “CAROLINA GOLD” BY DOROTHY LOVE (REVIEW & GIVEAWAY)

    The ruination of the South was rampant following the Civil War and the landed families suffered greatly. Prior to the war they were possessors of land that was their primary source of income through the venue of cotton and rice crops. They were mostly self-sustained in that they also produced their own food. Their ability to work the land was based on the use of slaves to labor in the fields. Slaves were fed, clothed, and housed on the property of the owner. Some were well cared for and others were mistreated gravely. The Civil War emancipated the slave. But the slaves’ emancipation did not resolve all their problems, but it did thrust upon the freed slave and the former slave owners problems of equally as great a magnitude.

    Written by Chat With Vera on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://chatwithvera.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-review.html

  • A DIFFERENT LOOK AT HISTORICAL FICTION THAT I NEVER KNEW BEFORE!

    This novel was based on the true story of a Carolina rice plantation owner Elizabeth Allston Pringle. The author Dorothy Love shares just how she came to develop the storyline which gives readers an inside look at how this woman struggles in the midst of coming home after the Civil War and trying to make a start of things when life was extremely difficult with the many changes the war left. I have read every single book that Dorothy Love has written and once again, I give this one a 5 out of 5 stars. I love historical fiction and learning a little bit about history that I had never known before.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1AM739ANE852B?ref_=pe_620760_65501210

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    Dorothy Love has a gift in writing. She doesn’t just write a frilly story that takes place in history, she brings some harsh realities to life in a good combination of vivid pain and hope. Her last series I enjoyed was based in Tennessee and now we move on to the Carolina territories. My genealogy spends a lot of time in the Carolina territories before going to Georgia so that sparks another interest for me.

    Written by Creative Madness Mama on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/618761115

  • LOVE THE STRONG WOMAN CHARACTER!

    I loved seeing Charlotte be such a strong women back in the 19th century and I loved even more that this book is based on a REAL woman from history!

    The book is full of mystery, love, drama, and so much more – I was on my edge of my seat the whole time and didn’t want to put it down! I loved the history and knowledge I learned about rice plantations and slavery/lack of slavery after the Civil War. This book was so well written and I highly recommend it!

    Written by The Review Stew on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2014/01/book-review-carolina-gold.html

  • I can only imagine at the research that Love undertook to write this book. The manners, the houses, the means of transportation, and even the illnesses seemed true-to-life. I think one could read this novel and know that they’re coming away with an accurate representation of that area of the United States at that time in history. I recommend Carolina Gold to anybody who finds American history fascinating.

    Written by Literary Winner on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://literarywinner.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-dorothy-love/

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE ~ LITFUSE GROUP TOUR & GIVEAWAY 1/3 – 1/14

    It was sad to read about the death and destruction caused by the Civil War leaving people to start almost from scratch to feed and house their families. Many did not succeed and had to give up the life they lived before the war. The author drew me into the story with Charlotte’s determination to keep a promise to made to her father. She pulled facts from historical events to write this novel giving us a glimpse into the rebuilding of South. My heart ached for the loss of lives and livelihood. This was an amazing and realistic read!

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on January 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/609375081 http://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-ratings-Its_Time_Mamaw/id/5601081/ http://www.amazon.com/review/R1RHZ0RJAV8L2G/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    I have read a few books by Dorothy Love and I have never been disappointed. Although I completely loved the others this book was even a notch above the rest. For some reason I love stories revolving around war and it’s devastation. I think it’s because I love to read about how the characters deal with it emotionally, spiritually and physically. The characters were so enjoyable and true to life but even more enjoyable was the story itself. What are great characters without a great story? Dorothy Love delivers both. Her plot was so in depth describing the aftermath of the war and the ravages of yellow fever. If you want great romantic fiction with depth, spirituality, and amazing characters then I highly recommend you read Carolina Gold because Dorothy Love never disappoints!

    Written by A Book Lover’s Retreat on January 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RULC0AD7Y9X4E/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • “CAROLINA GOLD” BY DOROTHY LOVE

    What was it like to live through Reconstruction? Dorothy Love shares all about the struggle for a woman plantation owner in Carolina Gold. Charlotte’s story is like none other I’ve heard. With an up-close-and-personal look at the remains of the Southern gentry after the Civil War ended, you’ll never see that time the same again.

    But in the end, isn’t that the very best kind of book? One where you’re not ready to leave the characters but are craving more? If that’s the case, then this is one of the best.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on January 8, 2014 | e

  • REVIEW: CAROLINA GOLD

    The outstanding part is Dorothy’s depiction of people, places and events in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, as well as the reality of a changed South where the old way of doing things is no more. Reconstruction brought destruction of property, former slaves wrestled with the implications of freedom, and masters found themselves impoverished and facing an uncertain future. As a fan of southern fiction, I enjoyed hauntingly beautiful scenes like the Waccamaw River, cypress swamps, Pawley’s Island, and once glorious plantations, all vividly drawn.

    Written by The Power of Words on January 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1GAZBKWEVEAXQ

  • CAROLINA GOLD REVIEW

    This is the story of Charlotte, who goes home to South Carolina after her father’s death. She is determined to revive his rice plantation and make her living from growing and selling rice. Unfortunately, the war has left the country in ruins, and due to slaves going free, there is really no one to help her with the farm. She has to take on odd jobs to make ends meet, and it turns out she is a fabulous tutor/teacher.

    This is a historical romance novel and has just about all the elements you could ask for – romance, history, and drama. If you enjoy this genre of book, it is well-written and I believe you would enjoy it.

    Written by The Talbert Report on January 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1RJPKQR7FCV47/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • DOROTHY LOVE’S “CAROLINA GOLD” SOUTHERN ESSENTIALS $100 VISA CASH CARD GIVEAWAY AND 1/14 FACEBOOK PARTY!

    Dorothy Love pens a book that makes you burn the night oil. I finished it in one day and couldn’t put it down. A wonderful story that will have you guessing to the end.

    Written by Giveaway Lady on January 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2014/01/dorothy-loves-carolina-gold-southern.html

  • WELL RESEARCHED HISTORICAL NOVEL

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book for the historical value as well as the romance & action in the story – although I have to say it took me a while to figure out what the title “Carolina Gold” is referring to. The characters in the story are strong – you have the slaves who are still thought to be lazy and disloyal, you have children no longer in school & you have plantations that are being foreclosed on – they lie in ruins and many plantation owners have given up or no longer fit mentally or physically to run their own plantations. It’s an interesting look at the Civil War Period and the events and struggles that women and families faced after the war. If you know someone that likes period or historical fiction they should enjoy this one.

    Written by GivingNSharing on January 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/816823151

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    Independent and alone, Charlotte Fraser decides that she must return to her family’s ruined rice plantation in South Carolina called Fairhaven in order to survive. Charlotte was a very strong woman and a very likable character. I really enjoyed this book.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on January 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-book.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    Dorothy Love’s novels always have a genuineness that I love. With an easy pace, it’s easy to relax and imagine the warmth and beauty of the South while at the same time confronting the hardships that those in the post-bellum Lowcountry faced. Carolina Gold is Love’s latest novel tackling the issues of restoration and romance.

    Written by Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on January 7, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/597322720

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    The period of time after the Civil War was perhaps one of the most difficult in U.S. History, particularly for the Southerners who were trying to piece back together their lives. In “Carolina Gold,” author Dorothy Love captures the era brilliantly as she tells the story of a plucky and determined woman who struggles to reclaim both her life and her land in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

    Written by Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews on January 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.garden-of-books.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-book-blog.html

  • GREAT BOOK

    I loved that the main character in this book was a women and that she was fighting through the whole book to prove to men that she could do everything they were doing.

    Written by The World As I See It on January 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://bit.ly/1a4tEHe

  • POIGNANT BUT ENCOURAGING POST CIVIL WAR NOVEL

    “Carolina Gold” is exactly the kind of story I have come to expect from Dorothy Love. With her eloquent words Dorothy has painted a captivating yet poignant picture of life following the war between the states. Her well-rounded characters practically step off the page and readers will find themselves sympathizing with their plight.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on January 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3NT5X6JFB6Q6S/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • DOROTHY LOVE’S “CAROLINA GOLD” SOUTHERN ESSENTIALS $100 VISA CASH CARD GIVEAWAY AND 1/14 FACEBOOK PARTY!

    I loved reading this story about a strong willed woman who is resolved to keep the promise she made to her father and keep the family’s rice plantation going. I love when I can learn something from a book and this one captivated me with the description of the Lowcountry to all the interesting information about how families had to learn a new way of life after the civil war. We read about the war in school but we don’t really understand the implications for the people who were used to living a certain way of life and to have it all change was very challenging for them. Charlotte learned that her father was not who she thought he was and it made me reminded me about when I first learned that my mother was not the person I thought she was.

    Written by Frugal-Shopping on January 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.frugal-shopping.com/2014/01/dorothy-loves-carolina-gold-southern.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    I really enjoy this time period and I am really glad to say that I liked this book. It is nice to read about a woman’s determination to make her plantation work after the war and is determined to do it on her own.

    Written by A Room Wihtout Books is Empty on January 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love.html

  • CHARMING

    history lovers like myself (especially those fond of the Civil War era) will appreciate this glimpse into life after the war, when destruction and defeat ran rampant and faith and love were hard to believe in. Carolina Gold has Charlotte finding faith and love worthy of belief.

    Written by Inspiring Daring on January 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1R321O80T1U5B/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A PERSONAL VIEW INTO THE RECONSTRUCTION

    Carolina Gold was an interesting story. I like how it was based on an actual woman and her accounts. When I think of the Civil War I think of Gettysburg, Georgia, and Virginia. This book offered another state to look into with South Carolina.

    Written by Too Read or Not Too Read on January 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1JJ6LYP09Z1ZK/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=140168761X&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • SOUTHERN LIFE AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

    I liked Charlotte, she stood strong despite the obstacles that she faced. She lived during a time when it was quite improper for a southern lady of her stature to take on the kind of work that she did to survive.
    I loved that Charlotte’s character was based on Elizabeth Allston Pringle who lived from 1845-1921. She lived on Chicora Wood plantation, which Fairhaven was also based on. I think historical fiction comes more fully to life when it is based on real people and events.

    Written by Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage on January 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1T1WTVRY6YGSM?ie=UTF8&ref_=pe_620760_65501210

  • *CAROLINA GOLD*

    The writing in *Carolina Gold* is detailed, with descriptions of people, places, and happenings.
    I have always liked a book where scenes are set with care. “In the musty parlor, dark rectangles on the faded cabbage rose wallpaper marked the places where seascapes and family portraits had once hung.”
    Can’t you imagine all of this in your mind as you read?

    Charlotte was a reserved character, always polite and she sometimes seemed distant as well.
    That made her an intriguing character, because the quiet, inward personality seems to be rare in novels.
    Charlotte possesses a warm and beating heart, she just expressed it with deliberate action instead of effusive words and emotions. I appreciate this about her, the way she loved in a common sense way, doing what needed to be done.

    Written by Found a Christian by His Grace on January 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold.html

  • GREAT TIME PIECE

    It’s a great book about the times back then.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on January 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-book-tour-giveaway.html

  • GOOD INSIGHT TO A DIFFICULT TIME PERIOD

    I thought this was a beautiful book. The author gives readers a wonderful view of life in the South after the Civil War. It obviously wasn’t an easy time in history, but Love highlights some of the remarkable families who were determined to move on one way or another. I also really enjoyed the author’s writing style. She has a great way with words and made the surroundings come to life. She also did a great job explaining the current events of the day.

    Written by i blog 4 books on January 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    Love relates in perfect detail the time period that this novel is set in. I learned many new facts about rice plantations, the time after the Civil War, and the concept of living near the beach during the summer. I enjoy novels that open up to worlds to me, that teach me about things I’ve never heard of, and take me places I can never visit. Love does an excellent job of doing all of these things, while also writing a romance as a beautiful backdrop to the story. The author never overwhelms us with the romantic side of things, and that makes this a novel an exemplary piece of fiction that belongs on every historical fiction fan’s bookshelf.

    Written by Book Reviews by Deb on January 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://booksreviewedbydeb.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold.html

  • GREAT HISTORICAL NOVEL!

    There is a wonderful thread of suspense in this book as you wonder if Charlotte will find the paper she needs, if Nicholas will be found, and if she can ever save her land and home. I also really enjoyed the fact that she writes articles for a Northern newspaper, which she shares in the book. The fact that this was based on a real person made it even more enjoyable and intriguing!
    This book was a great read! I enjoyed the setting, the characters and the fact that it kept me involved. It’s a wonderful book to read for the new year and I highly recommend it!

    Written by Julie @ More Of Him on January 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2014/01/book-review-carolina-gold.html

  • THOUGHT PROVOKING READ

    This book was slow to start, but by the end this book was well worth the read and I found it to be very well written and surprisingly thought provoking. Carolina Gold is a novel with many threads that intertwine, weaving a realistic panoramic picture of life in South Carolina low country after the War Between the States. This book accurately portrays the struggles and hardships that many women faced after the war.

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on January 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2014/01/carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love-litfuse.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: CAROLINA GOLD

    Dorothy Love has captured the reality that was the Reconstruction South in her newest novel, Carolina Gold. Filled with realistic characters, beautiful descriptions and the emotions of post-Civil War South Carolina, this novel is a must read for those who love historical novels set in the South of the 1800s. I really liked this book and am sure you will too.

    Written by By The Book on January 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=12381&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

  • REVIEW – CAROLINA GOLD BY DOROTHY LOVE

    After reading Beauty for Ashes and Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love, I eagerly signed up to review her newest novel, Carolina Gold. Though the story here is a work of fiction, it is inspired by an actual person, Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle, who I knew nothing about until after I finished reading the book. Of course you might think the plot is a cliched romance by the cover. Yes, there is some romance, but there is a mystery plot as well. The author did a wonderful job making me feel like I was actually in 1868 with all the historical descriptions. Overall, Carolina Gold is a well-written page-turner and I highly recommend it!

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on January 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2014/01/review-carolina-gold-by-dorothy-love.html

  • CAROLINA GOLD

    Dorothy Love is an awesome writer that researches her book ideas very well and this book is no different. It is a very touching story that has you rooting for the main character immediately and a page turner for sure!

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on January 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2014/01/litfuse-review-carolina-gold-bydorothy.html

  • LOVED THE CHARLESTON REFERENCES

    Readers who are familiar to the Charleston area will recognize names and descriptions throughout the story. While I tend to side with the slaves seeking freedom in most Civil War era novels, I was moved by the sadness and change of lifestyle for the plantation owners as I read Carolina Gold. At the end of the book I saw that this book was inspired by a true 19th century female rice farmer. This made me appreciate the story all the more. The main complaint I have with this book was the writing in Charlotte’s journal articles. The handwriting font was quite small and I had a terrible time trying to decipher the words. No amount of squinting was enough. Blame it on my age if you wish!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on December 27, 2013 | e
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