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.
This is the newest addition to The Daughter’s of the Mayflower series. I have read them all. Each is unique, yet has the common thread of the family lineage. But you can read each individually.
I enjoyed the journey into the gold rush and San Francisco. It wasn’t a nice place, that’s for sure. But Olivia’s brother and Joseph have a heart to see change.
I did struggle a bit with the believability of the story. Olivia blaming herself for her husbands death just didn’t really make sense to me.
It was interesting but not my favorite in this series.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.