Saturday, February 11, 2023

Fourteen books to gift for Valentine's Day

Editors at the Amazon Book Review tagged fourteen books to give for Valentine's Day, including:
Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning

For your friend who loves the mountains and a plucky heroine

Set in a marble quarry in Colorado at the turn of the century, the novel is narrated by 17-year-old Sylvie Pelletier, a smart, feisty, and determined woman employed by a local newspaper that exposes the harsh working conditions of the workers while the quarry’s owners live in wealthy opulence. The catch? Sylvie falls for the owner’s son and before long she’s immersed in the robber baron world, caught between the man she loves, her family, and the workers struggling to make ends meet. Filled with pluck and the union beliefs of her father, Sylvie is a character you root for—one that believes justice is on her side and will fight to make it so. Gilded Mountain is utterly transporting, a novel that will sweep you off your feet with the promise of adventure, equality, freedom, and, yes, love.
Read about another entry on the list.

Q&A with Kate Manning.

--Marshal Zeringue