Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Josiah's Treasure

GIVEAWAY

HERRIMAN, NANCY
JOSIAH'S TREASURE

In 1882, Sarah Whittier dreams of opening an art studio run by immigrant women. She plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah Cady as collateral for her studio. But will all be lost when the inheritance is challenged by an angry man claiming to be Josiah's son and legal heir? Rumor of gold nuggets hidden in the house, place Sarah's life in danger. Her future uncertain and her safety threatened, Sarah has nowhere to turn. That is, unless she can soften a vengeful man's heart-and they both learn that love is finer than any gold.

My Review:

A sublime historical read. Herriman doesn't just create images with her words, she creates scents and sounds as well. I love becoming so immersed in a story that it becomes my reality for a time; a perfect escape from my harried life and all its concerns. God bless authors like Nancy Herriman who lovingly carry me away into literary respite!

This compelling read really got my dander up in more than a few scenes. The author addresses the plight of women grappling with poverty in previous centuries. So many closed doors and prejudices keep the frustrating circle running full tilt. This background, and Sarah's passion for helping the immigrant women she accepts responsibility for makes for an invigorating, thought-provoking read.

And I loved the gnarly romance that starts out with two people making incorrect assumptions on the character and life of the other. That's another kind of prejudice that is also addressed -- making snap judgements and then treating people accordingly.  Let's just say that lots of humble pie was served before the story reaches its conclusion.

A captivating and intense plot which includes a thread of suspense kept me committed to discovering the truth behind Josiah's treasure. And oh, bliss, the conclusion didn't disappoint. I just loved this book and I'm willing to bet you will too!

Blogger's Note: My apologies -- on Sunday I forgot to announce the winner of Christmas at Harmony Hill. I've amended the post and the winner is posted now. Sorry...major goof on my part. :-(

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Josiah's Treasure please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 17 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful review you have shared! I can't wait to fall in love with this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. I can't wait to read this one. keeping my fingers crossed for the win!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  3. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  4. I'm afraid I tend to make snap judgements about people and as a result probably lose out on getting to know some great people! Thanks for the review I will look forward to reading this book.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's easy to do, isn't it, Patty? The author really explores that issue well in this book. Good luck!

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  5. Kav .. we goof up often enough too !!! Thanks for all you do we love coming here ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Thanks for understanding Becky. :-) Good luck!

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  6. God bless you on this giveaway
    Also we all forget things
    This book sounds wonderful
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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    1. It is wonderful, Chris. Good luck!

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  7. Another great book to read - I need to quit our mission work for at least 2 years so that I can read my list!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. LOL -- Melody, I don't want to become a party to ending mission work!!!! Good luck!

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  8. Sounds like one I would like, too, Kav. Include me, please!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're included Cheryl! Good luck!

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  9. I would love to win this book for my church library. Thanks for giving me the chance to do so.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Kav, what an awesome review and I enjoy it. Book sounds fantastic. Would love to read it. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Barbara -- it's a great book. Good luck!

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  11. Hi Kav. Another good sounding book. I would love to win it.
    Thanks for giving a chance to it. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  12. This one looks interesting!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's fascinating, Abbi and a tad bit infuriating. :-) Good luck!

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  13. Would love to be entered for this giveaway! I loved Nancy's book "The Irish Healer" and this one looks really good too. Thank you for hosting!
    Nicole
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I loved The Irish Healer too. Herriman is an awesome author. Good luck Nicole.

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  14. I love a story that draws me in by the senses and makes me feel like I am there. Thanks for the giveaway!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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