In “Carolina Gold” by Dorothy Love we meet Charlotte Fraser. The year is 1868 and Charlotte has returned to the South Carolina Lowcountry with hopes of restoring her father’s rice plantation, Fairhaven. The war has turned the south upside down and the planters have to adapt to a new way of life. Charlotte is determined that Fairhaven will once again be the great plantation it was before the war. Soon after returning home Charlotte meets her new neighbor Nicholas Betancourt. Nicholas is the heir to Willowood Plantation and he is on a mission to prove ownership of the plantation. Nicholas has two young daughters and he asks Charlotte to tutor them; she needs the money so she reluctantly agrees. What she did not plan on was developing feelings for their father. When Nicholas leaves for New Orleans on a quest for ownership papers to his plantation his daughters are given over to Charlotte. She and the girls do not hear from him and soon fear the worst. Charlotte journeys to New Orleans in hopes of finding Nicholas. While there she remembers something her father told her that could be disaster for any relationship she has with Nicholas.
This was another great book by Dorothy Love. This is a story of a young woman who does not want to be a burden to anyone and is determined to stand on her own two feet even when everything is against her. This story also shows us that when we are faced with hard decisions and we turn to God and rely on Him, He will see us through. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from www.booksneeze.com.