For the first time in a very long time I found that I didn't care much for this book. I was excited about a historical novel that covered the California gold rush and the great fire in San Francisco, and I hoped to learn a lot more about life during that era. Unfortunately these topics seemed to be background for several other story lines, only one of which I enjoyed.
Perhaps if I had read the first book in this series I might have been able to follow this better. There were definitely things that a reader needs to know when reading this book, and I presume they were covered in book one. From my perspective, there were just too many story lines trying to all resolve themselves at the same time and it felt unrealistic and forced.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael K. Reynolds is the writer and producer of Emmy and Telly Award-winning film campaigns and has more than two decades of experience in fiction, journalism, copywriting, and documentary production. He owns Global Studio, a marketing agency, and is also an active leader in church and business, speaking in both ministry and corporate settings. Michael lives with his wife and three children in Reno, Nevada.
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