Golddigger Everything that mattered to Frances Moriarty was left behind in famine ravaged Ireland including the love of her life Beset with grief and guilt she is scraping out a shadowy existence as a New York

  • Title: Golddigger
  • Author: Hilary McCollum
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 430
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  • Everything that mattered to Frances Moriarty was left behind in famine ravaged Ireland, including the love of her life Beset with grief and guilt, she is scraping out a shadowy existence as a New York shoeshine boy when word spreads like wildfire gold nuggets line the riverbeds of California Eager to stake a claim, Frances boldly sets out on the overland trek to CalifoEverything that mattered to Frances Moriarty was left behind in famine ravaged Ireland, including the love of her life Beset with grief and guilt, she is scraping out a shadowy existence as a New York shoeshine boy when word spreads like wildfire gold nuggets line the riverbeds of California Eager to stake a claim, Frances boldly sets out on the overland trek to California s gold fields, praying that her journey will lead her to riches and a place a woman like her can call her own Rich with historic detail and steeped in the secret passion of women loving women, Hilary McCollum s debut novel is an epic story of love lost and found in a daring life.

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    One Reply to “Golddigger”

    1. I never really write reviews as I'm always worried my words won't do the book justice, especially a book of this calibre. However I really want to write about this book as I feel everyone in the world needs to read this ASAP. It is a beautiful, well written and well researched novel. As a historian, I am always so wary of inaccuracies in a historical fiction novel but I am so pleased to say I didn't find any in this book. Irish history is so important to me and the author wrote about the famine [...]

    2. Golddigger is a lesbian historical romance set against the dual landscapes of famine Ireland and the Californian gold rush. It weaves a highly emotional story of love, loss and one woman’s quest to find her place in the world. The story begins with Frances ‘Frank’ Moriarty preparing for another day working as a shoeshine boy. Following the outbreak of famine that destroys her community, she leaves an entire life behind in Ireland - a family and the woman she loves, Kitty Gorman.On the day [...]

    3. Very engaging and seemingly well researched story about a young Irish woman who emigrates to NYC, passing as a man to make her way safely alone. Gold is discovered in CA so she decides to head west. The story is told in two separate time frames, alternating chapters; her last few years in Ireland and then her first few in America. Her years in Ireland during the famine, spending time with her secret girlfriend dreaming of a life together, then her time in America, essentially alone except for on [...]

    4. Fantastic, powerfully written book. It's hard for me to find good historical fiction with lesbians as the main character and lesbian romance as a main part of the plot. This book delivers in every way. The writing is excellent, some passages so clear and succinct, rousing images and feelings to the mind. The detail to history makes it feel like a living thing, like we really are in 1860s Ireland and America, seeing the slave trade in the South and journeying in a wagon to California. The charact [...]

    5. I am a sucker for historical lesbian fiction and Hilary McCollum did not disappoint. I enjoyed both parts of the story, home life in Ireland prior to and during the potato famine; and the struggle for a new life in the America. I would have liked more story line about the trip across America and want became of the family Frank left behind.Overall a very good read that could have been a great read if it was allowed to be longer. I will be looking for more by this author.

    6. This book is a real page-turner, it weaves together the Californian gold rush present and the past in a way that makes it hard to put the book down. Yet the author manages so well to build sympathy for the main character and bring to life the hardships of the Irish famine, that at points it is almost too painful to continue reading. Love and farewells are depicted with great poignancy in a story of courage and hope. I am eagerly looking forward to Hilary McCollom’s next book.

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