Review: Fool’s Gold by Zana Bell

untitled (8)Fool’s gold by Zana Bell

“Love – is it worth its weight in gold?
It’s 1866 and the gold rush is on. Left to fend for herself in the wilds of New Zealand’s west coast, Lady Guinevere Stanhope is determined to do whatever it takes to rescue her ancestral home and restore her father’s good name.
Forced out of his native Ireland, Quinn O’Donnell dreams of striking gold. His fiercely held prejudices make him loath to help any English person, let alone a lady as haughty and obstinate as Guinevere. But when a flash flood hits, Quinn is compelled to rescue her, and their paths become entwined in this uncharted new world.
Though a most inconvenient attraction forms between them, both remain determined to pursue their dreams, whatever the cost.
Will they realise in time that all that glitters is not gold? ”


Fool’s gold is a compelling novel about the perseverance of the human spirit. The scenery is breath-taking, and Zana Bell’s beautifully written saga, comes alive. Quinn is enchanting and has a bit of Mr. Darcy about him but Guinevere steals the show. At first she comes off as a spoilt rich girl, but when you get to know her more deeply, you find a strong and feisty heroine.

Fool’s gold was a delight to read and I was saddened when I finished. It was a great historical romance that lifted my spirits. I highly recommend.