Alaska's gold rush is no place for a lady, but that doesn't scare Ellie Webster. Ellie travels with her younger brother to the wilds of the Klondike gold rush to save the family farm. She's prepared for hardship on the trail, but not for the sparkling blue eyes of Duke Masterson, a charming saloonkeeper. And Duke is surprised to find that Ellie and her apple pies are more valuable to him than all the gold nuggets in Skagway, Alaska. Now if he could only overcome Ellie's fear of losing her newly-found independence and win her heart. Together they must defeat the conman corrupting the town and make their fortunes before the last steamship of the season heads south.
|Publisher:||Prism Book Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)|
About the Author
Lynn Lovegreen was lucky enough to grow up in Alaska. Her family was stationed there when she was six, and they fell in love with the place. Alaska's been home ever since. She's always felt the power of words; she taught English for 20 years before retiring to make more time for writing. When not writing, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read, travel, and shoot at targets with her cowboy action shooting club, the Alaska 49ers. Her young adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters who made their own way in the world. See her website at www.lynnlovegreen.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fools Gold based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I loved this book! Not only did the late 1800's come alive, but so did the characters. Ellie was a delightful heroine. She was spunky, fun, and determined to succeed. The only thing I enjoyed watching more than Ellie's plans unfold, was watching Duke's attempts to win her hand. If you want a good story that's set in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness then this is the one.
Reviewed by Ginalyn Arjona for Readers' Favorite Fool’s Gold is a book with a feel-good tone. It has a simple plot and a happy ending. Ellie, together with her brother Billy, sets out for the Gold Country, hoping to strike it rich in order to save their farm. Ellie’s quest to save their farm did not turn out according to plan. She and her brother encountered a misadventure and almost lost everything. But fate ultimately smiled on her. She not only made money to save their farm, she also found more than she expected. Reading this book is similar to watching a chick-flick. There is no heavy drama and I couldn't help but smile at the end. I appreciate Lynn Lovegreen’s inclusion of some historical characters and events in the story. It is clear that she did considerable research before writing this book. The descriptions of Ellie and Billy’s journey from Skagway to the rapids and the routine of daily life created vivid images in my mind as the story unfolded. Fool’s Gold would make a good read for teenage girls. Ellie, the heroine of the story, would make a perfect role model. She is an example of a courageous and upright young woman. She is also a loving daughter, responsible sister, and a proper young lady. Mothers of teenage girls should read this book and recommend it to their daughters. The virtues portrayed by the characters in Fool’s Gold may seem old-fashioned, but they are as valuable now as before.
Ellie Webster and her brother plan to save the family farm. The untimely death of their father leaves their mother deeply in debt and the siblings are going to Alaska to cash in on the gold rush. Duke Masterson is headed there, too. He’s opening a saloon with his friend, Dan, in hopes they can make enough money to open their own establishment in San Francisco. Ellie’s first encounter with Duke is on the ship where he tries to stop her from leaning too far over the rail. She considers him brash. He considers her delightful. When Ellie and her brother set out for the gold fields, their plans are dashed. They find themselves back in Skagway and in Dan and Duke’s saloon looking for a way to earn money. Duke helps Ellie start a pie business. She loves her new found independence and helps rid the town of a conman, but the summer season is coming to an end. She must return to Nebraska or will she follow her heart and Duke elsewhere? I loved the characters and setting of this novel. Ms Lovegreen does a beautiful job describing the scenery and beauty of the Alaska frontier. I was sad to end the book and leave Ellie and Duke.