Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Genre: Historical Romance
Can Olivia survive the crime and Gold Rush fever of 1849...and the countless marriage proposals?
A series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.
The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues when Olivia Brighton finds herself widowed and working her brother’s restaurant in San Francisco during the height of the rush for gold. Even though she receives at least twenty marriage proposals a day, she will never marry a gold miner. Her brother’s friend Joseph Sawyer has gotten caught up in local politics and the plight of Chinese in forced labor. The more Joseph gets pulled into investigating crime in the city, the less Olivia sees of the compassionate man. And just when she thinks she could love again, a fire threatens to steal all hope.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
I have been reading the Daughters of the Mayflower series since the beginning, and you'd think that it might be wearing a little thin by now - it isn't.
If you enjoy history, adventure and romance you will enjoy this series and this book in particular. Author Kimberley Woodhouse takes the family tree a little further into the gold rush era (a long way from the Mayflower), but as Olivia Brighton discovers, her ancestor's journals still have a valuable lesson to teach her.
I loved how the author did not stray from highlighting the faith of the main characters - Olivia, Daniel and Joseph. The theme of trusting in God and relying on Him when things are bad was evident as Olivia struggled to come to terms with some bad choices she made, but for which she believed she deserved "punishment" from God. As she discovers, that's not how God works.
As she, her brother Daniel and her romantic interest Joseph, soon discover, waiting on God and trusting in Him to do great things is vital in a sin-filled world.
I look forward to the next book in this series.
Book provided courtesy of Barbour Publishing and NetGalley.