Sunday, May 1, 2016
A Treasure Concealed
::From the back of the book::
There is more than gold to be found in these hills.
Emily Carver longs to have a home of her own, but instead she endures a transient existence in the gold mining camps of Montana, where her father's hopes for riches lie endlessly buried. Promises of wealth from this wild land have brought only hardship and disappointment, causing Emily to wonder if her own modest dreams will ever see the light of day.
Caeden Thibault, a young geologist working for the government, is a man trying to escape the pain of his past, and the idyllic mountains of Montana serve his purposes well. In the course of his work, he has seen more than his share of starry-eyed gold seekers. So when Emily Carver catches his attention, he is intrigued by the fact that she isn't pinning her hopes on striking it rich.
Will an unexpected discovery come between them or draw them together?
This has got to be by far my favorite book by Tracie Peterson. I have read a few of her books before, but this one just takes the cake.
It has everything within it's pages, love, heartbreak, romance, suspense, mystery, treasure, etc.
I had a hard time putting this book down, and when I did have to take a break I could not wait to delve back into it. I was hooked by this book from the get go, and it has a way of just pulling the reader right in.
I even found myself literally holding my breath in many places wondering what would happen next. The book was well written, and the characters were very well done as well.
Here's a few of my thoughts on the main characters:
-Emily Carver was frustrating at times due to her stubborn nature. However, regardless of her stubbornness she is very admirable. I actually thought I wouldn't like her at first because it was clear from the get go she did not have the life she wanted, and dreamed of another. But she really grew through the story, and even through all that I couldn't help but to like her. In fact she was by far my favorite character. She did her duty by her family, and did the best with what she had. Even though she longed for more she still had a peace about her with what she did have, and she never gave up. She showed bravery, strength, and faith through all of her hardships. It was very touching.
-Caeden Thibault was also very frustrating at times. I liked this character, but I felt like he could have been more protective at times, and more outspoken. I would have liked a bit more fire from this character. I would have liked more passion, but he was by no means flat. He had a lot going for him. He was a strong character that grew the most, in my opinion, and by the end of the novel I couldn't help but adore him.
There is so much unspoken between the two main characters from the get go. Despite their differences there was a pull between them that one cannot ignore. I love that the reader can almost feel that tug as if they are right there.
This book is not vulgar so it is a fantastic read for any christian readers out there.
It is so much more than just a romance book. It really helps you appreciate more in life, and uplift faith. I was touched by the faith of the characters in this book. I could honestly write compliments about this book all day, but instead I'm going to just recommend it. It is really one of my favorite books, and I can't wait to tell all I know about it.
This is the first book in the Sapphire Brides series, and I cannot wait to read the others that follow. I hope they are as good as this one.
::My rating:: 5 out of 5 Stars
::Amazon rating:: 4.5 out of 5 Stars with 67 customer reviews
::Goodreads rating:: 4.24 out of 5 Stars with 126 ratings and 46 reviews
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.