Book Review: The Legend of The Washo Gold (Book 1) By Jon Budd

Author: Jon Budd
Series: The Vince Davis Trilogy
Publishing: The Vince Davis Trilogy
Pages: 177 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: October 17th, 2015
Publisher: Jonathan H Budd

Book Review, Coffee n' Notes


To prevent a repeat of the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Hank, a modern day Native American Indian, overcomes his doubts about his tribe’s ancient religion and leads a war party to recover a cursed Indian treasure.

Succumbing to the genocide brought down upon them during the infamous 1849 California Gold Rush, the Washo Indians were teetering on the brink of extinction. With the help of a mysterious stranger, they devised an ingenious plan to survive. Many years later, when the secret of their survival is threatened, the tribe appoints a modern day warrior to lead a war party to San Francisco to recover stolen Indian treasure and secure the secret of the Washo Gold.

This novel enables the reader to experience the infamous 1849 California Gold Rush from the perspective of a tribe of Native American Indians who lived through it.

4 Stars

This was a short read but a very intriguing one. The beginning was a bit hard to read, and it made my reading slower. It was a bit confusing, but after the first 30 pages of the book I was completely immersed in the story and felt connected to the characters. But the slow pace made a nice buildup for the rest of book which was truly great read.

This is a very well thought of and well-developed story and characters. I loved the native feel to it and how the author took the history and showcased it here in the book – very well done and so emotional.

This book shows us in a very simple way how dark life can be, how people mistreat others, especially towards the minorities and how hard they need to work only to just survive.

The writing was so good and it made me feel close to the characters and I was very emotional throughout the entire book. The characters were interesting and helped me push through the difficult parts at the beginning and helped me become very close to their own story. The ending of the story was both unexpected and very revealing, can’t wait to read the next 😀

I love the cover, it’s really beautiful and very enticing to read the book. I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to learn more about the human nature and to those who like historical fiction.

You can find the book over at

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As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Legend of The Washo Gold (Book 1) By Jon Budd

  1. Hi Gail-
    My name is Jon Budd and I am the author of, “the Legend of the Washo Gold”. Emily sent me your link and I want to thank you for the review of my novel. I have one question though. This book cover has the red eyes. However, on the final book, it has blue eyes. The red eyed cover was not supposed to be disseminated. My question is where did you get it? It should no be available on Amazon. That book is at least 9 or 10 iterations obsolete. Anyway – thanks again.

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