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Triumph (TriAlpha Chronicles, uA bit of honesty first I wasn t sure if I wanted to pick this bookp The last couple of times I ve picked We Love You, Charlie Freeman up new novels by Tracie Peterson I found myself disappointed The story just didn t sing or come alive And I endedp putting the novel down around the halfway point But this one Well I enjoyed it so muchA Treasure Concealed takes readers to a rough country of gold mining camps in Montana There are some rough characters and then there are the type of neighbors that really do look out for one another The characters in this book are wonderful The main characters have shining personalities side characters are distinctive in their own rights and the bad guys are turly slimey The setting is picturesue and easy to imagine and the plot is intriguingBut I m only giving it four stars I did have a couple of issues with the story First of all as for the romance storyline I wish there was just a bit We know the characters are spending time together but we don t see it So when love starts to show The Messy Accident (An ABDL Story) up it s believable but I felt like I missed out on some of those sweet momentsThe second issue was the big finale of the book Everything was in place The tension was high and I knew something was going to happen and it did and then it was overickly The final moments of the book just came and went to It Looks Like This uickly Things were resolved much too easily I didn t even have time to fear for the characters before it seemed like things were doneBut despite those two problems they felt minor in the overall scope of the book I still enjoyed it immensely and I m planning to pickp the next book of this seriesI received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review All opinions expressed are my own I have to say I really like Tracie Peterson I don t think I have read one of her books and not liked it The characters in this book are so likeable except for a couple I loved Emily she was a dutiful daughter but also longed for her own independence and love Caeden was the complete opposite of Emily privileged dutiful to his mother detested his father and vowed never to make a woman feel the way his father did Kaffir Boy until he met Emily As my dad says God works in mysterious ways You can t help but love these two characters and see how they overcome those trials of if God really loves them because of the hardships they have had to endure I had never heard of Yogo sapphires before and I love how Ms Peterson brings that little bit of history into her books After reading about them the first finder of the Yogo sapphires was a pretty familiar name I would definitely recommend this to other readers I have ordered the next two books and can t wait to continue on this trilogy 35This was a good book the middle kinda dragged and a couple of characters weren t the bestEmily was really sweet and relatable at first Then she had no progression as a person Her pa was really good at the beginning but he got on my nerves as the book went on his passion cost his wife her lifeUnderated characters Millie the awesome stereotypical black lady and Jake the best friend that always took care of them THE best was Caeden Oh my gosh he was so generous kind and gentlemanly When he takes care of Emily after the shooting I wanted to cry he is so wonderful This book isite good I really enjoyed it The narrator Melissa Hurst took some getting Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California (1902) used to but she wasn t bad I can be a bit picky when it comes to narratorsSince I don t have the time to write a nice long review I thought I would share a few things that I particularly enjoyed about this story1 The family dynamics and the contrast of Emily s and Caeden spbringing2 The Christian truths and the faith of the characters3 The growth and development of the characters especially Emily and Caeden4 The relatability yes that s a word of Emily in particularI am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this series A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson is the first in her Sapphire Brides Series This series is set in the late 1800 s and this particular one focuses on a small mining town in Montana If you re a fan of historical fiction or even if you ve never read this genre I hope you give it a tryEmily Carver has known her share of struggles Being a girl growing p in mining camps isn t easy but now that she is grown she finds it even difficult Choosing to hide her feminine form rather than fend off would be suitors makes a trip to town cumbersome by the extra layers of clothing she puts on to town cumbersome by the extra layers of clothing she puts on still lives with her parents but what Emily truly longs for is a life of her own She wants a house with a picket fence and rosebushes A husband and kids to call her own She fears because she is tied to the mining camp tending to her ailing mother this is all her life will be She s not bitter she loves her mother with all her heart she is her best friend and confidentThat s not to say she doesn t love her father too She does but she doesn t share his need to strike it rich They
BARELY MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO SCRAPE make enough money to scrape as do
"most miners and they move often She s actually amazed that they managed to stay in Montana for as long as "miners and they move often She s actually amazed that they managed to stay in Montana for as long as have Her dad Henry isn t a bad guy He fully believes the Lord has led him here and has nimagined riches in store He hates to see his wife suffering No doctor can tell him what s wrong all they can agree on is it s bad He ekes out enough gold on his claim. Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New Series Set in 1890s MontanaEmily 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. .
For them to get by and he s content with what God has given him He s beyond blessed to have a wife and daughter whom he loves and who love him backCaeden Thibault isn t as lucky He had a drunk for a father and he watched his mother suffer Origin (Robert Langdon, under his father s abuse He couldn t wait to turn 18 and get as far away from Albany and his father as he could He now works as a geologist for the government Traveling from town to town inspecting mining claims He s not close to God and isn t sure how if God can be so wonderful why he allowed his mother to suffer soI thoroughly enjoyed A treasure Concealed It reminded me of watching old westerns with my mom when I was little I was sucked in from the moment I started this book and wasn t able to put it downntil I was finished I felt like I was a part of Yogo City I sympathized with Emily and her need for independence She s fiercely loyal to her parents but she wants a life of her own She often The Riddle of the Yellow Canary uestioned God and why he allowed certain things or didn t allow certain things She couldn t see what she had right in front of her Extended family who looked out for each other when the going got rough They showed God s love to each other everyday Whether it was Jake bringing meat from a kill he made or Millie slipping an extra can of peaches in with her purchases when Emily came in the store The people of Yogo city looked out for each other and took care of their ownI hope if you re in the mood to read something new you will give A Treasure Concealed a try It s a great book full of awesome characters who make their way into your heart and feel like familyI was given a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review This is the first book by Tracie Peterson that I can remember reading but it definitely won t be the last The title of this book has a dual meaning that you don t really catchntil the end I got the first meaning fairly early onThis is one of those happily ever after books I have to read every once in a while but this one isn t all roses and sugarplums The life of a miner was a hard one and Peterson does a good job of depicting the hardships people who lived that life endured You can tell her books might be fiction but they re well researched so you can imagine it really happening to someone back thenEmily grew p moving wherever her father thought the gold was He was determined God had it in for him to strike it rich somewhere but at what cost to his family His wife is sick and dying the doctors don t even know for sure what s wrong with her and can t do anything but make her comfortable Emily wraps herself in as much clothing as possible no matter the season to cover her femininity It didn t deter every man but it kept things bearable In a setting where men largely outnumbered women and single women young women were almost nonexistent she had to do what she could to protect herselfThe Carvers have been all over the had to do what she could to protect herselfThe Carvers have been all over the following gold strikes and they find themselves in Yogo City Montana seemingly after the big strike is over The city s population is dwindling to next to nothing and there s a swindler buying p claims from whoever will sell Many sell but the Carvers and a few others aren t giving Plastic up on their claims The swindler isn t givingp on his desire to own whatever s left of Yogo City eitherBesides the hardships of the mining life in general Henry Carver is being sought by a brother seeking revenge for something Henry did to his brother back in California and before it s all said and done it ll be a wonder if any of the Carvers surviveEnter Caeden Thibault a wealthy geologist working for the government to study the land s natural resources and report back to Washington He s had a rough time growing Where Poppies Grow up and now both parents are dead and he s on his own kind of drifting not knowing what he ll do or where he ll endp but one thing he thinks he s sure ofhe ll never marryHe runs into Henry Carver in the nearest town and catches a ride to Yogo City with him where he s invited to pitch his tent on the Carver property He gets to know the Carver family and gets involved in what s going on in their lives in ways he never would have imaginedThis book transports you back to the late 1800 s You get a clear picture of what life must have been like for people living a life like that of *the Carvers It takes a lot of thorough research and a desire for what you write to at least be * Carvers It takes a lot of thorough research and a desire for what you write to at least be to come p with books this good Tracie Peterson has done it well ADDED REVIEW 1252019 A Treasure Concealed is the introductory book in the series Sapphire Brides written by Tracie Peterson When the book commences we zoom in on the adversity and misfortunes Emily Carver is ensconced in as she follows her father from job site to job site never able to settle down in a permanent home Along comes Caeden Thibault to their Montana cabin intent on cataloging minerals indigenous to the state of Montana
BOOK DESCRIPTION Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New DESCRIPTION Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New Set in 1890s MontanaEmily 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 disappoi. 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 heartacheCaeden Thibault a young geologist comes to Montana to catalog minerals indigenous to the state He's a serious and guarded young man. ,
Ntment and heartacheCaeden 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 heartsAlmost instantly a bond is formed between these two and it seems the start of something special is ignited ExceptCaeden and Emily are two stubborn individuals intent on avoiding any kind of relationship These two broken individuals battle difficulties with trust forgiveness and faith Will they finally put their faith in God and let him shower them with the healing and hope they need to move onWhen we step out in faith God ses our pain to help mankind become the individuals he knows we can be Conseuently pain is not a punishment but a tool that teaches The Shadow at the Bottom of the World us lessons and helpss growThis book was able to stand on its own delivered a clean and wholesome story with a HEA So of course I would recommend it Tracie Peterson brings readers the first book in her new Sapphire Brides series A Treasure Concealed Peterson is well known in the Christian fiction genre but her books are also full of historical detail and romance Readers looking for a novel steeped in history yet fortified with faith and grace will love this one Peterson once again shows her versatility and amazing knack for detail and description A great new effort from a trusted favoriteWhat I likedThere are a couple of things that I look for when it comes to a Tracie Peterson novel First I know I am going to get a story that is historically accurate and very detailed Peterson does her homework when it comes to every detail of her story She brings the Montana gold fields to life in her latest book A Treasure Concealed I had no problem imagining the claims and the people who were drawn to gold mining Peterson makes them come alive Her books are always on point when it comes to the historical aspects I also know that when I pick p a Tracie Peterson novel that the characters will be both believable and realistic Peterson does a great job with characterization Emily was a great heroine in this one She has been dragged around from gold town to gold town most of her life at her fathers insistence Her mothers health has suffered and she is feeling the strain of wanting a home of her own She is strong in faith and knows what she wants I found myself very engaged in her story Peterson also does a great job with the hero Caeden Caeden has no intention of turning into the man his father was and he holds women at a distance ntil he meets Emily Both are great characters who Peterson brings to life so wellAs always with Peterson s books the reader gets a message OF FAITH IN ONE FORM OR faith in one form or
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"preachy or too overdone Her characters live out their faith in such a way that it "or too overdone Her characters live out their faith in such a way that it an integral and necessary part of the story Peterson is very skilled at getting her message across to the reader in a way that will make them think about things in a deeper way What I didn t likeThere was definitely a bit of action in this one and I thought Peterson did a great job in the build Otis Oldfield up to the end I wasn t sure how everything was going to play out and I wasn t exactly positive the author could pull it all off in the amount of time given for the story Rest assured there is no cliff hanger ending in this one But the resolution of the story comes veryickly and seemed a bit trite in some ways It was a little too easy to suit me Conflict is necessary in a good novel and readers get that here but the ending was a bit rushedBottom LineI liked this one a lot It was a typical Tracie Peterson novel Full of history a bit of romance some action and a story that had a deeper meaning than just your average fluff romance I loved the characters and the way that Peterson was able to bring out what was deep within them The Montana gold mining communities came to life here and readers looking for a great historical romance and a good clean read will love it The ending was a bit rushed for my tastes but everything does get resolved in a believable way Great romance from a favorite author This story s beginning was extremely flat and lacking in any element or detail that I could actually sink my teeth into if you will Emily s character especially bored me She was much too whiny in the beginning though it would be discouraging and even infuriating to be dragged all over creation with a man like her father Being forced to live such a hard life out in the wilderness having no choice but to do every last household chore and farming chore by hand I was able to The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! understand Emily s frustrations regarding her father s determination to strike it rich How appropriate for Henry to be able tonearth his fortune with sapphires rather than gold but this detail was made obvious in the title of the seriesI cared about Caeden s ncle Jasper than pretty much all of the other characters I wish Traci Peterson had expounded on his backstory and past than what Emily cooked for meals her talking to her farm animals or bartering goods with her father s friends I hope the other books in this series are better than this one was. 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 hear.