Sandra Byrd’s newest book is soon to be released. I”m glad to have an excerpt to share with you to introduce this story. Stay tuned this month for a Scavenger Hunt for the book, my review and an interview with the author.
Lady of a Thousand Treasures
by Sandra Byrd
Series: Victorian Ladies, #1
Published by Tyndale House Publishers
Publication Date October 9, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Mystery, Clean Romance
Setting: England Victorian Era – UK – 1837 – 1901
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
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.
I would like to thank HF Virtual Book Tours for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
WATCHFIELD HOUSE, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
A threading of voices spooled throughout the expansive chamber wherein we waited, voices so decently quiet as to be murmurs. All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth. Perhaps it was the good Lord’s way of informing us exactly where the soul of the recently departed had found its final resting place.
I did not believe Lord Lydney had ascended.
And yet Lydney had been my father’s friend, patron, and benefactor. Many spoke admiringly of him. Truth be told, he had on occasion been charitable to me. I had once believed he would be my father-in-law.
That notion had passed
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(1) winner will receive:
- a copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures (print to US addresses OR ebook to intl) AND
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