Saturday, March 19, 2016

Book Review-A Treasure Concealed By: Tracie Peterson

A Treasure Concealed
By: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House

Emily Carver just wants a real home…with roots, love, and a family.  She is tired of the life her father chose to search for Gold in Montana. Her mother was dying and she knows it.  Although she has assumed the role of homemaking and caregiving for her mother, she wasn’t ready to let her go.  While her father is in town buying supplies he meets Caeden Thibault, a geologist.  Emily’s father invited him to stay with them, while he is cataloging minerals found in the state.

At first Caeden is reluctant to stay because he is trying to forget about his past and the last thing he needs is romance.  However Emily begins to worm her way into his heart and he is not sure what to do about it.  Living in a Gold mining community is not safe for a young woman even if she does dress like a man. After their home was burned to the ground by an unscrupulous man,  Caeden seems to feel it is his duty to help protect Emily. 

Can these two find love?  Will they allow God to heal their hearts and guide their paths?

I was hooked from the first page of this book.  My heart instantly felt Emily’s pain as she realized her mother was dying.  I also felt her longing to have a normal home and family.  As she and Caeden faced the perils of the mining community, they realized they couldn’t be more different, yet they seemed to be drawn to each other.  This is a Christian historical romance that will keep you turning the pages until you reach the last page and it will leave you wanting more. MS Peterson weaves Emily’s story with God’s love and grace.  She shows that God is always present in our lives even when we walk away.  This is a wonderful book filled with inspiration, without being “preachy”.  It is a book that will leave a lasting impression on your heart long after you have read the last page.  Eventhough it is a romantic story…there are no graphic sexual scenes.  Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors.  You can’t go wrong by reading her books and I highly recommend this one.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Bethany House, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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