A Treasure Concealed is the first book in Tracie Peterson’s new series, Sapphire Brides. Set in Montana in the late 1800’s, this is the story of Emily Carver. Emily’s father is a miner determined to strike it rich. All her life, he’s moved her and mother wherever the next big strike was rumored to be. Now her mother’s health is failing and Emily is worried that she’ll never enjoy a stable life because she feels duty-bound to watch out for her father wherever he goes, whatever the cost to her.
When Caeden Thibault, a young geologist, comes to study the area on behalf of the government, Emily’s father graciously welcomes him to stay on their property and take his meals with them. Emily’s mother declares him to be the answer to her prayers for her daughter but both Emily and Caeden resist, convinced that the mother’s desire can never come to be.
This is the story of God gently leading people to the real desires of their heart, sometimes in spite of themselves. It’s a beautiful story full of truth. I am happy to recommend it to fans of historical Christian fiction and thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me a copy in exchange for this honest review.