Thursday, November 15, 2018

LADY OF A THOUSAND TREASURES by Sandra Byrd, Reviewed by Kim

First, let me say I love Sandra’s writing! She puts you into the story, almost as if you are a part of it. She subtly weaves what feels like separate story threads together so that, in the end, they form a wonderfully complete story. This book has so many unexpected twists and turns. I was questioning everyone and everything pretty much until the very end. I was actually wondering around page 350, just how Sandra was going to make everything work out! But, never fear, she pulls it all together beautifully! This book is one to savor and dare I say it’s a treasure? Okay, too much, I know! 
I really like Eleanor. She is both strong and resourceful, yet vulnerable at the same time. And then there’s harry. Sandra draws you to him and then plants little seeds of doubt that make you wonder if he really is the man he portrays himself to be. This story had just a bit of everything - mystery, intrigue, suspense, history, and romance. 

My two favorite quotes from the story are, “It is only by testing, or being tested, that we understand whether the substance or the person is as it appears to be or is merely masquerading.” And, “I had learned that every circumstance in life doesn’t have to end happily for the Lord to provide a happy ending.”

*I received this book from the publisher but was under no obligation to provide a review, nor a positive review.

Back Cover Blurb:
Miss Eleanor Sheffield is a talented evaluator of antiquities, trained to know the difference between a genuine artifact and a fraud. But with her father’s passing and her uncle’s decline into dementia, the family business is at risk. In the Victorian era, unmarried Eleanor cannot run Sheffield Brothers alone.

The death of a longtime client, Baron Lydney, offers an unexpected complication when Eleanor is appointed the temporary trustee of the baron’s legendary collection. She must choose whether to donate the priceless treasures to a museum or allow them to pass to the baron’s only living son, Harry—the man who broke Eleanor’s heart.

Eleanor distrusts the baron’s motives and her own ability to be unbiased regarding Harry’s future. Harry claims to still love her and Eleanor yearns to believe him, but his mysterious comments and actions fuel her doubts. When she learns an Italian beauty accompanied him on his return to England, her lingering hope for a future with Harry dims.

With the threat of debtor’s prison closing in, Eleanor knows that donating the baron’s collection would win her favor among potential clients, saving Sheffield Brothers. But the more time she spends with Harry, the more her faith in him grows. Might Harry be worthy of his inheritance, and her heart, after all? As pressures mount and time runs out, Eleanor must decide whom she can trust—who in her life is false or true, brass or gold—and what is meant to be treasured.

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  1. I have this book on my Kindle. I just need to get through a bunch of other books before I can read it! Sounds like a good one!

  2. Winnie--the dreaded TBR pile. My kindle might explode one day!
    I feel like it's been awhile since I've seen a new Sandra Byrd story, so this should really delight her fans!


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