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Lost Gold of the Shenandoah

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The story of a small Virginia town's Gold Fever and the search for a legendary Civil War treasure. In the late summer 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 strong boxes full of gold coins, headed northwards towards the Un ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published April 3rd 2011 by Createspace
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Sheila Myers
Lost Gold of the Shenandoah is a very entertaining novel. I have read a few books, both fiction and non-fiction, based on tales of lost gold and found Billie Johnson's telling of that story to be outstanding. The characters are realistic and the plot reveals the motives that drive each of those people. There is something for everyone including adventure, intrigue, and romance. On the down side, I was highly distracted by the typos, misused words, and glaring formatting mistakes throughout the Ki ...more
Anne London
Very fun historical fiction/mystery read. It took place NOW with occasional flashbacks to 1860 that weren't annoying like in some books that I've read. I think it would make a fun book for tweens if tweaked a bit.
I really enjoyed this book in a small town during a a Civil War re-enactment, featuring a train robbery, and an ongoing hunt for the missing Confederate gold. I recommend it.
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