A TREASURE CONCEALED
There is more than gold to be found in these hills.
Emily Carver longs to have a home of her own, but instead she endures a transient existence in the gold mining camps of Montana Territory, where her father's hopes for riches be lie endlessly buried. Promises of wealth from this wild land have brought only hardship and disappointment, causing Emily to wonder if her own modest dreams will ever see the light of day.
Caeden Thibault, a young geologist working for the government, is a man trying to escape the pain of his past, and the idyllic mountains of Montana serve his purposes well. In the course of his work, he has seen more than his share of starry-eyed gold seekers. So when Emily Carver catches her attention, he is intrigued by the fact that she isn't pinning her hopes on striking it rich.
Will an unexpected discovery come between them or draw them together?
The kind of story you lose yourself in from the very first page. The historical details of life in the gold mining camps are riveting. So many men (and some women) caught 'the fever' and endured years of hardship for the dream of striking it rich. But oh, the havoc that wrought in the lives of their families!
As much as I wanted to dislike Emily's father for all he put her through, I just couldn't. Henry Carver is a complicated character who loves the Lord and believes he's following a calling of sorts. Foolishly stubborn perhaps, but he has a heart of gold (pun intended) and an affable nature. Which brings Caeden to their doorstep. And that's when the magic really begins.
Incredible first meet. Peterson knows how to lace drama with humour and witty dialogue. But she also knows how to riddle a plot with unexpected twists and turns. Not to mention conniving villains. So Emily and Caeden are in for quite a journey before they even have a hope at a happily ever. A page-turning wonder of a read.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
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