Genre: Christian Southern Historical fiction

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author.

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140168761X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401687618


he war is over, but at Fairhaven Plantation, Charlotte’s struggle has just begun.

Following her father’s death, Charlotte Fraser returns to Fairhaven, her family’s rice plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry. With no one else to rely upon, smart, independent Charlotte is determined to resume cultivating the superior strain of rice called Carolina Gold.  But the war has left the plantation in ruins, her father’s former bondsmen are free, and workers and equipment are in short supply.

To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly agrees to tutor the two young daughters of her widowed neighbor and heir to Willowood Plantation, Nicholas Betancourt.  Just as her friendship with Nick deepens, he embarks upon a quest to prove his claim to Willowood and sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey that uncovers a long-held family secret, and threatens everything she holds dear.

Inspired by the life of a 19th-century woman rice farmer, Carolina Gold pays tribute to the hauntingly beautiful Lowcountry and weaves together  mystery, romance, and historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman’s struggle to restore her ruined world.


A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their two golden retrievers. An accomplished author, Dorothy made her debut in Christian fiction with the Hickory Ridge novels.


CAROLINA GOLD by Dorothy Love is an amazing Inspirational Southern Historical Fiction set in 1868 South Carolina. A post Civil War story about Charlotte Fraser, daughter of a Rice Plantation (Fairhaven) in South Carolina Lowcountry. And Nicholas Betancourt, heir to Willowood Plantation and his two young daughters. Charlotte’s father has died, and she is agrees to tutor Nicholas’ children to make ends meet. What she finds is buried secrets,danger, re-construction,struggles and love. Mixed with a bit of mystery,lots of historical detail, and a young woman’s struggles to restore the world she once new, you have a blend of mystery with a tad bit of romance and a new beginning. Ms. Love has once again, written a story that is haunting as well as inspiring. “Carolina Gold” is inspired on “a 19th century woman rice farmer”. I enjoy this author’s poignant stories and “Carolina Gold” was no different. She tells a story with vivid descriptions of the post-Civil War era, a need for hope and faith,and the need to re-build a torn country from ashes. A great read and one I would recommend if you enjoy Post Civil War, romance, and mystery. Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book  Addiction and More