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?
It has been a long time since I've picked up a Tracie Peterson novel. A Treasure Concealed helped me to remember that I've enjoyed what I have read of hers.
My immediate reaction after finishing this 336 page novel was one of contentment. I like it when I read a story and at the end I'm satisfied with what I've read. There were no unanswered questions. There were no cliffhanger endings, and everything was resolved in a way that made me happy to have invested time into reading it.
Some people are going to complain about Emily's father and his choices. I'll admit I had some negative thoughts about him of my own, but thinking about him further I realized that he really (in a fictional way of course :) ) believed that he was doing what God had planned for him to do. It didn't make sense to most people, even those he loved, but he was trying to follow God's plan for him, and hey, you got to admire him for that. That's a minor part of the story, but that's where I got the most hung-up, and since I resolved it in my mind, I thought I'd share.
So in conclusion, A Treasure Concealed has a beautiful cover, was well written and engaging, and was a clean Christian Historical Fiction.
Title: A Treasure Concealed
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: March 2016
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.