Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson

I absolutely loved this story. Tracie has the talented writing skills she puts you right there in the scene or brings the story off the written page, I'm not sure which but I knew she wrote so well I felt I was there seeing some of 1890's Montana and the gold rush.  Emily Carver lives with her parents, her Mother is ailing she rarely gets out of bed, so Emily feels she must stay.  they stay in the poorest of places so that her father can keep panning for gold so sure he is going to hit the big time for once in his life.  Emily just knows she wants to have a permanent home a real home with the picket fence babies husband everything.  One thing her Mother has is faith and she raises her daughter with that, although Emily is really having problems with that.  Enter a young geologist, Caeden Thibault. He helps her father out with some things and then is invited to have a meal with them, he is summoned to meet Emily's Mother, she talks to Caeden and she tells him, I knew before I died God would send a man that would be my Emily's husband and he would make sure she lived and didn't follow her father for the rest of his life while giving up hers.  Of course Caeden didn't think she knew what she was talking about although he was drawn to Emily, he couldn't see it as he was traveling for a project he was working on for the group in Washington DC., he did his job by traveling Emily wanted to be settled some where permanent.  The story is written so well that you feel as if you are there with them.  I couldn't put it down.  I was drawn to this story. I have read Tracies' books before and I love her writing.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Here is the review as written here:
Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New Series Set in 1890s Montana
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?