I have another interview with author Sandra Byrd to share with you. You can read the first part here. Have you read Lady of a Thousand Treasures yet? If not, click on that link to get to my review and pick up a copy!
Sandra, thank you for visiting Among the Reads again. I’m thrilled to have you here and to learn more about you.
What places have you visited as research for your books, and which were your favorites?
I’ve written books set in London, the English countryside, and Paris and I’ve loved visiting them all. It’s also been fun to set books in places where I have lived (Seattle, Arizona) and bring those lovely locations to readers who may not have ever visited.
How lovely that you’ve been able to go to Europe. I hope to go one of these days!
What is the craziest thing you have done in the name of research?
Sniffed smelling salts—ammonium carbonate—which you can still buy, for baking. It nearly knocked me off my feet!
If you could live in any time of history, what would that be?
I’d choose to live now as we have so many opportunities to explore, to connect, to be and do and see. I know we have challenging troubles (as has every era) but I still see hope and feel joy.
If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in that same setting, where would you go?
London, for sure, in almost any era. I am most interested in the Tudor and Victorian eras, so I’d return to one of them, the Victorian era, probably, because the city was larger, and more was going on.
Those would have been fascinating times to visit London for certain.
Which historical person would you most want to be able to interview? What is one question you would ask them?
I’d interview Anne Boleyn, and I’d have much to ask her. What I want to know though, is when she first realized it was going to end badly. I’m guessing that was earlier on that we might imagine, though I don’t think she anticipated, until the very end, that Henry would execute her.
It’s hard to imagine what that would have felt like, to realize your husband wanted you dead. Ouch!
What is one important truth from Lady of a Thousand Treasures you want your readers to come away with?
As Ellie, my heroine observed, every circumstance in life does not need to end happily in order for God to bring a Happily Ever After in your life. Every circumstance will not end happily – we will each encounter illness and heartbreak and difficulties. In another of my books, Bride of a Distant Isle, the hero quotes an old (and much misappropriated) proverb which says, “All will be well in the end. If it’s not well, it’s not the end.”
What a great thought to end this interview with. Thank you again for visiting.
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.
Also in this series:
Sandra's Lady of a Thousand Treasures Pinterest Board(click here to go directly to the board on Pinterest)
Blog Tour Schedule
Wednesday, October 10
Review at Faery Tales Are Real
Friday, October 12
Review at Donna’s Book Blog
Tuesday, October 16
Feature at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
Thursday, October 18
Review at A Darn Good Read
Friday, October 19
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Monday, October 22
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Tuesday, October 23
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Wednesday, October 24
Review at Library of Clean Reads
Thursday, October 25
Feature at Let Them Read Books
Friday, October 26
Interview at Among the Reads
Monday, October 29
Review at Maiden of the Pages
Tuesday, October 30
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Friday, November 2
Feature at Passages to the Past
Monday, November 5
Review at Broken Teepee
Tuesday, November 6
Feature at Hisdoryan
Friday, November 9
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
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