As the hot, oppressive Texas heat takes the breath from her lungs, Addie Brown stands at her grandfather's grave. Deep within her, she senses her anchor to family is gone. She looks across the freshly dug chasm at three of her four cousins. Nothing more than smiling faces on Christmas cards and vacation photos, she remembers once when they were close but something happenedAs the hot, oppressive Texas heat takes the breath from her lungs, Addie Brown stands at her grandfather's grave. Deep within her, she senses her anchor to family is gone. She looks across the freshly dug chasm at three of her four cousins. Nothing more than smiling faces on Christmas cards and vacation photos, she remembers once when they were close but something happened. Snapping her back to reality, the minister reads, To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. She wonders when will be my time? But Addie has bargained with God and lost and she feels she can never share her secret with anyone. But through an unusual turn of events, she realizes there is a truth and meaning to the passage from Ecclesiastes that begins to drive her life....
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Alvarado Gold Reviews
Alvarado Gold is a profound and intense rural-set story about grief, loss and a woman trying to find her way out of it.
The lust for gold has survived in the Barnes family for more than four generations, and the current crop of kin is no exception. Addison Brown, historian and researcher, becomes reacquainted with most of her cousins at her grandfather’s funeral, and the entire bunch catches gold fever courtesy of post-mortem messages and items from him. They decide to recover a long-lost treasure by working together on the family’s old stomping grounds in Texas. Addison longs to know her relatives better almost as much as she longs to establish a relationship with researcher Gary Wright from the Bureau of Land Management. Over the course of several months, mysterious cousin Donnie threatens the others, family and personal secrets are revealed, and Addie learns what’s of true value in this search. This romance, definitely in the Christian romance category, swaps sermonizing for self-scrutiny, making it a tale that many can appreciate who hold to high values and human compassion.
Alvarado Gold for me was a breath of fresh air. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was drawn in immediately by Ms Caine’s rich, evocative and descriptive style of writing. The Prologue hooked me. This, on the very first page: The air was scented with roses and a burnt sugar had me settling down, knowing it was my kind of read. And it was. Immediately there was a plot, the hunt for treasure, buried by her forefathers. But it was more than that. The subplot has Addie, our strong yet human heroine, finding her faith, reconnecting with her family (and whose family doesn’t have a black sheep? Addie’s cousin provides yet more guesswork and intrigue) and of course incorporates the all-important love interest, Gary White, whom we’re not quite sure is Mr Right until almost the end. On a personal level, Ms Caine’s book reconnected me with Inspirational reading. Something I’d avoided after a sad loss. I’m a happier person for having read Alvarado Gold.
A scattered family reunites while discovering old family secrets and embarking on a treasure hunt for lost gold. Unfolding alongside the mysterious search, is a touching romance and the heroine’s journey of spiritual healing. This novel had a nice balance of adventure, romance, rediscovering the important things in life (family), and coming to terms with internal struggles standing in the way of finding true happiness
Texas family - symbolic or real gold?
Riveting book from beginning to end! I loved all of the references to genealogy and record searches. The mystery was believable and so, so enchanting. This book was not yet 5 minutes finished when I was reading the pages of the sequel!