Gold City Reviews
Very interesting and very well written! A great book! – Reviewed by Shirley Beatty via Amazon
I loved this book. It is like those epic sagas that I loved when I was young. Set in the west but there is mystery, romance, historical tales that even, if westerns aren't your genre, you will like it. – Reviewed by Anonymous via Barnes and Noble
Gold City by M.T. Meyer is another winner
Travers Gage was a tired man. A southerner who fought for the north and a doctor who obeyed his oath and took care of all, the Civil War had injured him in mind and body. Travers left behind a home that no longer wanted him. Traveling west he saw a town nestled in a valley. The setting sunbathed the village in gold. Gold City, a new home.
Read this tale of the old west as it has never been written. Explore Gold City with its cast of characters, painted women, ruffians, and gunslingers living side by side with freed slaves and sheriffs. You too will want to live in Gold City and experience all its riches. This book cries to be on the silver screen for it would win a golden globe. – Reviewed by Janet
Gold City is a refuge for many. For Travers, it is an escape from his vindictive hometown. For Clayton and his wife, it's a chance to be accepted as free people, not slaves. Flora the fallen woman sees Gold City as a chance at respectability and love.
Citizens of Gold City will share their secrets with you as you watch the town grow and change. Enjoy each person as their lives unfold from gunfights to romance. Gold City is truly golden. – Reviewed by Paula
How did Gold City come about a must-read to find out, but a few hints are it's not a city made of gold, in a literal sense it isn't a western or is it about a gold rush. Gold City is so much more. It's about some really amazing people that will captivate your heart with love, laughter, tears, sorrow, and sacrifice. You will find some true and unusual friendships. You can feel the pain of Dr. Gage, flirt with a madam, empathize with the life and loss of their blacksmith, but don't get fooled by Slim.
Sickness, disease, fame, fortune, and murder all of this at what cost? How do you overcome a past that follows you? Where does this tantalizing tale take us? How is it these many different kinds of lives make such a must-read that you will fall in love with? – Reviewed by Carol
They say there are only seven story plots and M. T. Meyer has given us traces of each of them in this compelling drama. If as Hemingway said, “Every true story ends in death.” Then “Gold City” is not a true story. It’s so much more! No, the author doesn’t keep death, n or sorrow from us. There will be ample reason for tears before the reader puts the book down, but those tears and the angst that will accompany them shall surely be mollified with the uplifting hope that comes when “every truer’ story ends with redemption.” Like all historical fiction, the author has given us the truth while also taking some liberties. However, they are the kind of liberties that readers could hope would be afforded to themselves either in life or post-mortem: especially should history dismiss them as a “villain.” Such is the case for one dubbed a real-life criminal (Frank James) who gets a shot at redemption in Gold City. In fact, we come to find out the difference between hero and villain is perhaps not as discernable as we may have thought. Travers Gage, the hero of Gold City, is not a perfect man and yet he is a man who seems to make every individual around him better as well as the city he comes to call home. It turns out, one of those individuals is the afore mentioned “real-life villain” who in the end becomes a “historical fiction hero.” If that alone doesn’t make you want to pick up this book, there’s also your typical wild west gunfights for the guys, and there’s romance for the gals. As for those seven plots, in addition to the tragedy and rebirth already hinted at, we will find plenty of “comedic” relief along the “voyage and return’ of our reluctant hero, who must do what no one else will do to save the town, in addition to “overcoming the monster” of Gold City, there is a much deadlier monster within he must “gun down” before the end of his “quest.” Yes, there are rags to riches as the name of the book might suggest but perhaps not the riches the reader would imagine. The reader will be “rich” in imagination, envisioning each well-conceived character. But the contemplation won’t end there. The painstaking “What if’s” presented by the author bleed on every well-crafted page and will keep the reader pondering long after putting the book down. You see, in the end, Gold City is not a post-civil war story, not a western romance nor any of those seven plots through that’s all here. Ultimately, Gold City is about the only thing that ever should make us pick up any book. Growth. This is the reason we dream and hope and agonize with each turn of the page. This is why we root for the characters in the book, real-life or historical. Through it may be too late for them, their stories being already written, our own continue to unravel. So those pensive “what if’s” fill us with hope so long as there is still another page left to turn. Whether we seek peace with Travers Gage or redemption with Frank James, will we also come to learn the lesson of Gold City? “Sometimes blood is all that saves us.”- Reviewed by Anonymous via Amazon