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4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
When coal is all you've got, any change is for the better.

Goldie is a foreman at the Colburn Supreme Steamworks plant, but she dreams of a better life for herself, out of the coal dust. When a stranger named Ben turns up in her shift, Goldie wonders if he’s her ticket out of the coal.

Ben is obviously more than he’s trying to appear, and he’s just as obviously interested in
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Published January 6th 2012 by Musa Publishing
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H.G. Estok
Mar 01, 2013 H.G. Estok rated it really liked it
Unlike most Steampunk novels that I've read, Goldie doesn't focus so much on the gadgets and world-building that the characters get lost in the shuffle. Quite the contrary. Sure, there are ornithopters and an automaton, but they're set in the background of this well-written novella. At the forefront is Goldie, a no-nonsense foreman at the local steam works who loves a man from her socioeconomic status but knows they'll never be able to afford to get married. Then Ben Scholar shows up on the scen ...more
Cate Gardner
Feb 16, 2012 Cate Gardner rated it really liked it
A lovely steampunkish tale. As with all of Kate's tales Goldie is excellently plotted, well written, endearing and kick ass.
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K.C. Shaw lives in East Tennessee and writes fantasy. She likes to swashbuckle occasionally.
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