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Episode 03 Historically Speaking — Counterfeiting in the Confederacy

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Angela Breidenbach's guest is Cynthia L. Simmons sharing a little known historical love story featured in her book, Pursuing Gold, set in the Civil War era. An interesting element is the true love story are secondary characters from the real McCallie family. Here's a link to more information about them and some photos. (We'd share those, but we don't have permission.) A Chattanooga native, Cynthia L Simmons and her husband have five children and reside in Atlanta. A Bible teacher and former homeschool mother, she writes a column for Leading Hearts Magazine. She conducts writing workshops, served as past president of Christian Authors Guild & directs Atlanta Christian Writing Conference. “Cyndi” is fond of history and offers younger ladies the elegance of God’s wisdom. She hosts Heart of the Matter Radio and co-founded Homeschool Answers. Her author website is www.clsimmons.com.

About the book we mentioned today: Pursuing Gold by Cynthia L. Simmons — With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis. With only a newly-minted college degree and little experience, Peter joins his partner’s daughter, Mary Beth Roper, in a struggle to keep C&R Bank afloat while the Civil War rages around Chattanooga. Political pressure for unsecured loans of gold to the government stirs up trouble as tempers and prices rise. Their problems multiply when Mary Beth discovers counterfeit money with Peter’s forged signature. Can they find the forger before the bank fails? The two friends must pursue gold on behalf of their business, as they learn to pursue their heavenly Father to find hope and peace.

Find your copy here Pursuing Gold

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