AUTHOR: Tracie Peterson
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Yet when she realizes she's losing her heart to the intriguing new man in camp, she fiercely fights her feelings, afraid that love will only result in disappointment and heartache.
Caeden Thibault, a young geologist, comes to Montana to catalog minerals indigenous to the state. He's a serious and guarded young man trying to escape the pain of his past. He has avoided all romantic entanglements, fearing he might become like his abusive father. But something about Emily Carver has caught his attention, something he never expected. . . .
Will these two broken souls allow God to bring healing and hope to their hurting hearts?
.The history contained in A Treasure Concealed compelled me to do a little online research on Yogo sapphires. What a fascinating story! Author Tracie Peterson obviously dug deep (no pun intended) into the stories of the fabled gemstones to make this story feel so real.
Like the real-life miners of Yogo, Emily’s father, Henry Carver, will not give up on the failed gold claim on which he staked his family’s future, in spite of his wife’s illness and his daughter’s yearning for a real home. Henry believes he is following God’s leading, and no one can convince him otherwise.
Several heart-breaking tragedies rip the Carvers from their shack and claim, while Caeden faces his own adversaries. Their trials and journeys toward peace make for a difficult but worthy story, and I award A Treasure Concealed four stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.