Carolina Gold

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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.


Library Journal:vivid and romantic…illustrates beautifully the power of hope in times of adversity…with its intricate descriptions and realistic dialog, this ultimately uplifting story is recommended for fans of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind.”

Reading The Past: A beautifully written Southern historical that should appeal equally to Christian and secular readers alike.”

Historical Novels Review: “Carolina Gold beautifully portrays an independent Southern woman coming to terms with a new way of life…Pitch perfect….A memorable book.

Midwest Book Review: “A deep historical…Character-driven by the lead “family” and containing a strong supporting cast, fans  will relish this insightful tale…”

CBA Retailers: “this novel is rich in history…its descriptive writing and inspirational theme of hope in the midst of adversity makes this a satisfying read.

Romantic Times Reviews: “this novel has romance, family secrets, and an element of mystery for readers to uncover…Characters are fresh, charming, and gutsy…Love is an author beloved by many and she does not disappoint in her latest novel.”


“I have read a few books by Dorothy Love and  have never been disappointed. Although I completely loved the others, this was a notch above the rest. 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! Five stars!  -Wanda B

“As a primarily Historical Fiction reader I liked the detail of this story. The story is smoothly written. I like the descriptiveness throughout. The finish left me wanting to read further days in their lives. Five stars! Kathleen E

“This historical novel is the perfect mix of mystery, love, and self discovery. The book is very well writtnen, very enjoyable, and a satisfying read.”  Allie B at Book Bargains Review

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