Monday, April 15, 2013

Book Review ~ Josiah's Treasure by Nancy Herriman ~ CFBA ~ 4/15/13

Josiah's Treasure: a novel

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review as part of a Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Tour.  
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Title:  "Josiah's Treasure"
Series:  N/A
Author:  Nancy Herriman
Publisher:  Worthy Publishing
Publication Date:  4/16/13
Pages:  320
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:


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. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Nancy Herriman abandoned a career in Engineering to chase around two small children and take up the pen. She has been writing for longer than she would like to admit. Her work has been a finalist in several Romance Writers of America contests and she won the 2006 RWA Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense. In 2009, she was an ACFW Genesis finalist. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

When she is not writing, or gabbing over lattes about writing, she is either watching history shows on cable TV or singing. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and sons, and wishes there were more hours in the day.


My Overall Feeling of the Book:

This book is full of interesting detail about historical San Francisco and the life women who lived and worked there. There are also tons of interesting details regarding artwork and design during that time period.

I thought Daniel was very hard and vengeful in the beginning but his true self comes through in a wonderful way.

The author kept me guessing as to Sarah's mysterious past eluded to and I couldn't wait to find out her history.

Everything came together nicely in the end. This was a very interesting read.


A Brief Excerpt:
"Perhaps if I gave you my name, you'll understand.  I'm Daniel Cady.  Josiah's son."  Daniel swept his hat from his head.  "And I've come to claim my money."
 Page 21

The Cover:

I'm guessing that the cover is representing the artwork shop that much of the story revolved around.  I can also see how Daniel's arrival was a surprise.  Almost as if he snuck up on her.  Sarah's dress is gorgeous.  Overall, I really enjoyed the cover.

Other Notes:

~The characters, especially, Daniel were a bit hard to get a feel for in the beginning.  Stick with it and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Rating

4/5
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