I have a really good book to share with you called Carolina Gold written by Dorothy Love to share with you.
The war is over, but her struggle is just beginning.
Charlotte Fraser returns to her late father's once-flourishing rice plantation on the Waccamaw River, determined to continue growing the special kind of rice known as Carolina Gold. But Fairhaven Plantation is in ruins, the bondsmen are free, and money is scarce.
To make ends meet, Charlotte reluctantly accepts a position as tutor to the young daughters of Nicholas Betancourt, heir to the neighboring Willowood Plantation. Then Nick's quest to prove his ownership of Willowood sends Charlotte on a dangerous journey that reveals an old family mystery---and threatens all that she holds dear.
Inspired by the life of a 19th century woman rice planter, Carolina Gold continues Dorothy Love's winning tradition of weaving together mystery, romance, and rich historical detail, bringing to life the story of one young woman's struggle to restore her ruined world.Times were really tough back in those days. They dealt with illnesses that today nobody would die from but back then, it was deadly to get any kind of fever or worse.
Charlotte moves back to South Carolina when her father dies and takes over the rice plantation. She wants to make it work and in order to do that, she needs money. She agrees to teach her neighbor's two daughters in exchange for money.
The rice plantation didn't work out too well in the beginning. They had a lot of rain that destroyed the first two crops. She hires a new young man named Daniel and he helps get the plantation back in shape. But a new disaster comes along in the form of Yellow Fever.
Will Charlotte and her new neighbor and his children survive?
It's a great book about the testament of what happened back in those days and how hard the people had to work to stay alive and make a living. There is also some romance thrown in for good measure and all in all, it's a great book with a good story that you will enjoy reading!