î The Hills of Gold Unchanging (The Long Trails, #2) ½ Download by ½ Lizzi Tremayne A great read from a New Zealand author Shades of Diana Gabaldon in the strong female lead character and the historical setting that you can almost taste.
In A Long Trail Rolling, Lizzi Tremayne Told The Story Of Aleksandra Lekarski, A Trapper S Daughter Who Finds Herself Alone And Running To Prevent Her Father S Killer From Discovering Their Family Secret The Story Continues In The Hills Of Gold UnchangingNo One Will Stand In Their Way And LiveAs The Civil War Rages, Secessionists Menace CaliforniaAleksandra And Xavier Are Trying To Get Back Home Through The Oncoming Civil War, The Mining Camps Of S Nevada And California, And The Sacramento Floods To Xavier S Californio Rancho De Las PulgasEmbroiled In The Confederate S Fight To Drag The New State From The Union And Make It Their Own, Can Aleks And Xavier Survive The Secessionists Mean BusinessThis Is Book Two Of The Long Trails Series Of Historical Romantic Thriller Sagas, Following Lizzi S Characters From The Wilderness Of S Utah To Colonial New ZealandAWARDS FOR THE LONG TRAIL SERIES A Long Trail Rolling, LIZZI S DEBUT NOVEL Finalist RWNZ Great Beginnings Winner RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award Winner RWNZ Koru Award For Best First Novel Plus Third In Koru Long Novel Section And Finalist In The Best Indie Book Award AUTHOR BIO Lizzi Grew Up Riding Wild In The Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods, Became An Equine Veterinarian At UC Davis School Of Veterinary Medicine, Practiced In The California Pony Express And Gold Country Before Emigrating To New Zealand When Not Writing, She S Swinging A Rapier Or Shooting A Bow In Medieval Garb, Riding, Driving A Carriage Or Playing On Her Farm, Singing, Or Working As An Equine Veterinarian Or Science Teacher She Is Multiply Published And Awarded In Special Interest Magazines And Veterinary Periodicals Great Book Lots of info on the Pony ExpressAnother great book by Lizzi Tremayne This is a new author for me I started reading this series with book one Even though this is a long book, over 500 pages, I never lost interest or wanted to skip over any of it You do have to pay close attention as you can be reading a paragraph and then the next sentence is totally talking about other characters or story line Once I figured this out made it a lot easier I am anxious to read the next book in this series This book is a historical fiction book that has lots about the Pony Express and the problems they faced About halfway through the book the Pony Express was discontinued and the story moved towards family and the beginnings of the civil war and how the people of California was handling the events.
This is the first time I ve read one of Lizzi Tremayne s novels, and I was pleasantly surprised There are so many things to like about this story Lead characters, Aleks and Xavier, are well rounded and strong Aleks has a stubborn streak and a determination to survive, no matter what Both inspired me to cheer them on as they faced one problem after another along the way from Utah to California The plot is well developed, and I particularly liked the attention to historical detail along the way This is an author who does her homework, and it shows I was intrigued by this story, and wish I d read the first in the series before venturing onto this one Despite that, this story does stand alone well, and is a cracking good yarn.
The Hills of Gold Unchanging continues on from the first book and finds Aleksandra and Xavier trying to get back home and the amazing sights and journey that awaits them through the 1860 s west Facing adversity in the weather and coming in contact with strong outside forces against them, they struggle to stay together With the civil war outbreak and unruly characters trying to tug at them from every angle, the two work together through their insecurities and doubts and continue to make their way.
A story steeped in historical detail, the author pulls you in as you begin pulling for the two to make it through their journey Looking forward to the next book in this series and know it will be another amazing tale.