A Treasure Concealed
Author : Tracie Peterson
Publisher : Bethany House Publishers
Release : March 1, 2016
Genre : Literature & Fiction
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?
From the Inside Flap
With laundry to wash, Emily dressed only in her clean chemise, hoping to remain as cool as possible for as long as possible. She began scrubbing her things with the strong lye soap. No sweet scent of roses for her clothes, for even while there remained a scent of that precious soap in the water, the lye would soon erase any trace.
“When I have a home of my own, I shall have one of those wringer washing machines,” she announced while doing her best to squeeze the water from her newly washed clothes. She draped the wet things across a small line that her father had secured for her in the corner of the cabin. Given the warm Montana air, she knew they’d be dry in no time at all. Meanwhile she would wear her other skirt and one of Mother’s old blouses. She had just gathered the pieces from her trunk when the cabin door opened without warning.
Clutching the skirt and blouse to her, Emily looked up to meet the gaze of the most beautiful eyes she’d ever seen. The serious but handsome face they belonged to remained fixed on her face. Emily all but forgot what she was doing. She found it impossible to speak. The stranger continued to stare as if transfixed. Who was he? Why had he come?
All at once he turned away. “Excuse me.”
He called over his shoulder. “You must be Emily. Your father told me to just come on in. I’m sorry if I frightened you.”
“I am . . . Emily.” Her voice sounded strange in her ears. “And you are?”
“Caeden Thibault.” –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
Emily Carver longs to have a home of her own, but instead she endures a transient existence in the gold mining camps of Montana, where her father’s hopes for riches 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 his 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?
“Peterson produces a strong sense of the Wild West in this riveting story of life in the mining camps of 1890s Montana. With absorbing characters, a suspenseful plot, and foreboding tone, this new series is guaranteed to be one of her best.”–Library Journal
“Peterson paints a realistic and picturesque portrait of Montana mining life…Emily and Caeden are wonderful, fleshed out characters and their stories are equally touching, and at times, heartbreaking.”–RT Book Reviews
“The adventurous first book in a new series promises to deliver new insights into history and faith.”–CBA Retailers+Resources
Langue : English
File size : 1 Mo
Format : mobi