Sarah Whittier has a passion for art and using it to help immigrant women find a living off the streets. Her greatest supporter is her dear friend, Josiah Cady, who leaves her an inheritance. But when Josiah's son shows up and demands his inheritance, and there is little she can do to stop him, but then a rumor materializes that Josiah had a stockpile of gold nuggets, will Sarah and Daniel ever find Josiah's Treasure ?
The way this book started, I felt like I had missed something because it started right in the thick of things.
The characters were interesting and far from on the friendliest terms, both were driven in their own directions.
Daniel wasn't quite the pristine hero, and throughout the book we got to see glimpses of the man that he could be, and watched him come into his own, finding out what kind of man that he could be.
This book was a bit hard for me to get into, because it bounced around between times and characters, and I felt that the main characters didn't interact as much as I would have liked. But it was just amazing how much they changed, and how one character's view of another person was based on their experiences.
Overall, this book was a bit of a slow starter, but that might just been me personally, but it picked up later. I think that this book was mostly a character novel of redemption and lessons learned of a father's love. This wasn't quite the book I expected, but it was different, and interesting to see it all come together.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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a finalist in several Romance Writers of America contests and she won the 2006 RWA Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense.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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Josiah's Treasure, go HERE.