Blood and Silver
Western, Fiction, Teen and Young Adult, Historical, Action and Adventure, Women, Suspense, Thriller
April 4, 2020
Blood and Silver is about a twelve year old girl in 1880's Tombstone, AZ who runs into all kinds of trouble trying to save her mother's life.
What 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.
China Mary admires Carissa's brave spirit, and uses her influence to get her a job at the new Grand Hotel, which will free Carissa from her many duties at Miss Lucille's. She will work along with Mary's twelve year old niece, Mai-Lin. The two girls become fast friends.
Then, disaster strikes, and the two girls must work together to stay alive.
With a host of colorful characters and meticulous attention to period detail, Blood and Silver is a story of the best and worst of human nature, the passion for survival and the beauty of true friendship.
Reviews Of The Book On BooksShelf
Blood and Silver is a fantastic book - well written with attention to detail and timeline, with great characters and an interesting plot. Personally, I always liked to read books with strong female leads and this book has exactly this in a face of a 12-year-old. Carissa is a witted brave girl!
The history in this book is also very intriguing - many of us have no idea how people lived back in the day and how they were coping with hardships. Blood and Silver gives us information about the past and illustrates life through the eyes of the little girl who is forced to grow up way too fast.
I enjoyed the book a lot, it was interesting and thought-provoking.
I recommend this amazing story a hundred percent!