Blood and Silver, a review by Sara

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142 pages

Published April 2020 by Tellwell Talent

β€œWhat is a twelve year old girl to do when she finds herself in the silver boom town of Tombstone, Arizona, in 1880, and her only home is a brothel and her only parent is a drug-addicted mother? If she is Carissa Beaumont, she outsmarts the evil madam and figures a way out. After tricking the madam, Miss Lucille, into summoning a doctor for her mother, Lisette, she discovers that Miss Lucille has been drugging her. She and the kind doctor make a plan to try to save Lisette by dosing her down on the drug. Doctor Henderson tells Carissa that the only source for the drug is a Chinese immigrant named China Mary, who lives in Hoptown, at the other end of Tombstone. Carissa has no choice but to go to the powerful woman for help. Many say that China Mary is the one who really controls Tombstone.”

Carissa Beaumont is the hero of this story and I related to her on many levels, growing up way too young and having to forage for herself as well as her mother makes for a difficult life. Her perseverance is admirable and the writer did very well in making her the center of the story. Tombstone has always been a point of interest for me so learning a few things about the historical significance in the story was another check mark when it comes to recommending books to others. Between the drama and thrills there is a budding love story and of course a bit of revenge. All in all I enjoyed Blood and Silver and give it a five out of five stars.

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