Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd – Excerpt, Giveaway

Posted October 1, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Giveaways / 11 Comments

Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd - Excerpt, Giveaway

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 – Excerpt, Giveaway

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
Pages: 480

Synopsis:

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.

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Excerpt

SEPTEMBER 1866

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

Sandra's Lady of a Thousand Treasures Pinterest Board

(click here to go directly to the board on Pinterest)
  • Harry
  • Mustard Seed Necklac
  • Blooming of the Glas
  • pelican mother pluck
  • Sevres ice-cream coo
  • Due piatti Savona, b
  • Marguerite
  • Ancient Roman glass
  • This splendid plate
  • White Horse Hill, uf
  • Name: Sophie Age:22
  • Ball gown ca. 1855-6
  • Gertrude Jekyll - Mo
  • Arthur Streeton - So
  • Traditional Cornish
  • Augusta Auctions, Ma

Giveaway

(1) winner will receive:

  • a copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures (print to US addresses OR ebook to intl) AND
  • $25 Starbucks London Gift Card – works anywhere in the world at standalone Starbucks stores

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 1, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 8, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Visit JustRead Tours for a full list of the stops on this tour.

About Sandra Byrd

After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published fifty books.

Sandra’s delighted to kick off her new historical romance series with Tyndale House Publishers, Victorian Ladies, with Lady of a Thousand Treasures. The three-book Victorian Ladies series follows her historically sound Gothic romances, Daughters of Hampshire, launched with the bestselling Mist of Midnight, which earned a coveted Editor’s Choice award from the Historical Novel Society. The second book, Bride of a Distant Isle, has been selected by Romantic Times as a Top Pick. The third in the series, A Lady in Disguise, was published in 2017. Check out her contemporary adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, which was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2011, and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012.

Sandra has published dozens of books for kids, tweens, and teens, including the bestselling The One Year Be-Tween You and God Devotions for Girls. She continued her work as a devotionalist, with The One Year Home and Garden Devotions, and The One Year Experiencing God’s Love Devotional.

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11 responses to “Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd – Excerpt, Giveaway

  1. carol L

    The book sounds wonderful. It’s on my TRL. Sounds intriguing and looking forward to finding out what she did in regards to Harry.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

  2. Debra Branigan

    I like this era for a setting in a book and I look forward to reading the book. I enjoyed the pinterest board on your site which is very nice.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the blog blitz for “Lady of a Thousand Treasures” by Sandra Byrd. Enjoyed reading the excerpt and can’t wait for the opportunity to read the book. Awesome to be able to see the Pinterest board as well.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. Stephanie H.

    This is definitely going to be a book that I’ll want to read this season. Thanks for the chance of winning our own copy!

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