True Gold

Rated 4.67/5 based on 4 reviews
Stowaway. When Karin Myre, a Norwegian seamstress's assistant, catches the excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush, she decides to head north, but how? Impulsively, she sneaks on board one of the ships in Seattle's harbor only to find herself trapped in the hold. But her rescue from the captain and a fate worse than death by a determined young prospector begins her honest search for true gold. More

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Words: 83,750
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301363100
About M. M. Justus

"A GRAND yarn you can't put down." Janet Chapple, author of Yellowstone Treasures, on Repeating History.

"The details paint a word picture so vivid that readers can see the story play out in their minds."
Steve Dunkelberger, Tacoma Weekly, on True Gold.

I am fascinated by the possibilities of what if. The memories of place that some people call ghosts, the möbius effect of time travel. You won't find vampires or werewolves in my books, I'm afraid. Or horror. I am more interested in the potential effects of the fantastic on normal folks, and in inserting it into well-researched historical events, populated mostly by people who really lived.

I'm also an avid student of the road, and Cross-Country will not be my last travel adventure book.

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Reviews

Review by: Irene Adam on April 20, 2014 :
I received this book free from the author through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The main female character was very determined and stubborn which made for a very interesting book. This book is historical fiction showing the plight of women during the Klondike gold rush with a surprise ending. I will be reading the other books in this series to find out the whole story. A well-written book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Christine Forber on Feb. 07, 2013 :
Fun read. I enjoy historical fiction but hadn't read any set in the Klondike gold rush before. I found the setting to be fascinating, and the descriptions were good enough that I could almost feel the icy cold wind. The interactions between the characters was fun, and the goats added some comic relief.

I have the next book in the series, "Repeating History" in the "to be read" queue on my Kobo.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christine Forber on Feb. 07, 2013 : (no rating)
Fun read. I enjoy historical fiction but hadn't read any set in the Klondike gold rush before. I found the setting to be fascinating, and the descriptions were good enough that I could almost feel the icy cold wind. The interactions between the characters was fun, and the goats added some comic relief.

I have the next book in the series, "Repeating History" in the "to be read" queue on my Kobo.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mary Downs on Oct. 07, 2012 :
True Gold

I enjoyed reading True Gold, by M.M. Justus. I liked its historical setting and the accuracy of the carefully researched setting and action, which was so well-done that the reader could almost feel the icy winds of the Klondike. I also enjoyed the interaction of the leading characters with one another and with photographer Eric Hoel. The story moved quickly, and there were only a few very brief, less exciting bits. The goats added a certain something to the story, as well.

I think that if I had to find a fault in the work, it would be that both Karin and Will seemed too quick to judge others for people of their age and time, and were both incredibly stubborn.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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