Please recommend
   using these social sharing buttons:




  book details  


  books by David McGukin  



Book: Trove by David McGukin

Book: Trove by David McGukin

categories: Book, Georgia, Savannah, Baby Boomer, Blackbeard, Widow, Pirates, Treasure, Southern Fiction


David McGukin

Author David McGukinabout this book: David McGukin's debut novel, Trove, exposes the immense treasury of 18th century pirate, Edward "Blackbeard" Teach. The story follows widow Luna Belle Black and her struggle to find her place in the life once provided by her husband, Federal Judge Moses Black, heir to Blackbeard's three hundred year old estate.

The flamboyant Luna Belle finds herself unprepared to deal with greedy relatives, an ancient curse, and the battles mounting against her on Cowbell Island. The plot unravels as a coming-of-age adventure for the sixty-five year old jaded socialite, but hinges on the vast multi-generational wealth and those that have come under its powerful spell.

The novel takes place in the coastal region of Georgia, known for its rich history, character and natural beauty. This setting, along with the genuine Southern charm of the characters make for an enchanting, unforgettable reading experience.

The fictional Cowbell Island in the book was inspired by McGukin's love for the area. A research trip along Georgia's coast ended when McGukin turned east from Midway and looked out across St. Catherine's Sound. "It just seemed to be the perfect place for the story to unfold. I could easily imagine this mysterious island with exquisite architecture tucked away along the Georgia coastline."

preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...

Learn more about this book

Visit related websites:

This book on





More Reviews

   • Book Review: 27 (Twenty-Seven) - Six Friends, One Year by R. J. Heald
   • Book Review: The Black Widow by Cynthia Fridsma

  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed

Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like | Boost Your Karma

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.