Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Shelf Control - Jan 23

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves sponsored by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. Here's how to jump on board:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • Link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…
Have fun!

Featuring today another book from my free Kindle downloads collection. This book is only $1.00 right now if you want to try it out.


A lighthearted tale of mystery and adventure set against the historical legacy of the American Civil War.

In the Autumn of 1864, a Confederate payroll train out of Richmond, Virginia, is attacked and plundered by a Union raiding party near Waynesboro, Virginia. The successful band of raiders, with their booty of strongboxes full of gold coins, headed north toward the Union lines near Winchester, Virginia. They never made it back.

One hundred forty-six years later, this tale of the lost gold is regarded only as legend, except in the small Shenandoah Valley town of Apple Grove. The descendants of the town’s founding families, the Sons and Daughters of the Stars and Bars, have never stopped looking for the gold. But the trail of clues to its whereabouts has long grown cold, until the summer of 2010.

Lauren Reynolds had recently moved to Apple Grove and purchased the old White Swan Inn. She loved the town’s old houses and battlefield park, the working period steam locomotive, and the numerous shops that catered to tourists and Civil War enthusiasts. It was a town where Civil War Reenactors came each year to relive the romance of times gone by. But when Lauren accidentally stumbles across hidden secrets from the inn’s past, she discovers that there is a darker side to this picturesque Shenandoah Valley town.

DATE BOUGHT: 3/9/12 (not as bad as some others)

WHY I BOUGHT IT: Anything involving the Civil War, Civil War legends, or pretty much anything set during this time period in American history will catch my eye. Many novels have been written with the lost Confederate treasure as part of the plot. As long as people keep writing them, I'll keep reading them.

What is a book from your TBR pile you want to read?

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