Fools Gold

Young Adult - Action
196 Pages
Reviewed on 02/24/2014
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ginalyn Arjona for Readers' Favorite

Fool’s Gold is a book with a feel-good tone. It has a simple plot and a happy ending. Ellie, together with her brother Billy, sets out for the Gold Country, hoping to strike it rich in order to save their farm. Ellie’s quest to save their farm did not turn out according to plan. She and her brother encountered a misadventure and almost lost everything. But fate ultimately smiled on her. She not only made money to save their farm, she also found more than she expected. Reading this book is similar to watching a chick-flick. There is no heavy drama and I couldn't help but smile at the end.

I appreciate Lynn Lovegreen’s inclusion of some historical characters and events in the story. It is clear that she did considerable research before writing this book. The descriptions of Ellie and Billy’s journey from Skagway to the rapids and the routine of daily life created vivid images in my mind as the story unfolded. Fool’s Gold would make a good read for teenage girls. Ellie, the heroine of the story, would make a perfect role model. She is an example of a courageous and upright young woman. She is also a loving daughter, responsible sister, and a proper young lady. Mothers of teenage girls should read this book and recommend it to their daughters. The virtues portrayed by the characters in Fool’s Gold may seem old-fashioned, but they are as valuable now as before.


I read this book and REALLY enjoyed it!