Book Review: ‘Ellenvale Gold’ by Amanda Deed

 A few days ago, I finished reading ‘Ellenvale Gold’ by Amanda Deed. This was the first book I’ve read by Amanda and she has done a wonderful job of creating a story that contained a fabulous Christian romance, along with loads of suspense.

The heroine of the story, Penny, is left to take care of Ellenvale Station, with only a maid and measly funds, following the death of her father in a tragic mine accident. With no knowledge of sheep farming, Penny decides her only hope is to work her father’s gold mine. It is here where she encounters Angus, an ex-convict looking for work. As they spend more and more time together,  Angus’ behaviour forces Penny to question her superior view of herself (a legacy of the aristocracy she left behind in England), and her stale relationship with God.

Now enters the villain of the story, Rupert, who will stop at nothing to get Penny’s land and the gold it possesses. Can Angus help Penny realise the truth, or will she fall for Rupert’s lies?

 Ellenvale Gold is available on Amazon (click here) and from Amanda’s website (click here).


Amanda2Amanda Deed grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne in a Christian home, and found faith at an early age. She has followed her passion to serve the Lord through music and literature since her teen years. Now married, with three children, Amanda enjoys the variety of being a mother, administrator/book-keeper, musician and fiction writer.

Amanda’s debut novel, The Game, was awarded the 2010 CALEB Prize for fiction.

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Thanks, Amanda, for providing me with a copy of your book for review.


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