“A Treasure Concealed” by Tracie Peterson takes us to 1895 Montana where we meet Emily Carver and Caeden Thibeault. Emily is a young lady who lives with her parents in a gold mining camp. She has endured a hard life moving all around and dreams of having her own permanent home. She spends her days taking care of her dying mother and doing everything she can to provide for her family. Caeden is a geologist from the New York. He comes to Montana surveying the area for the government. When he meets the Carvers he finds a family that is full of love no matter the hardships they are facing. He is drawn to Emily but has vowed to never marry. His feelings for her deepen through every tragedy she faces and he longs to protect her. Emily tries to distance herself from Caeden as well but he is constantly in her thoughts. She knows that they want two different things in life and does not think there could ever be a future for them together. Will they be able to put their trust in God to bring them together?
This is a wonderfully written book that will bring life in 1890’s Montana to life. Tracie Peterson does an excellent job of painting a vivid picture and keeping the story going. In this book we see the two main characters grow spiritually closer to God and following His path for them even when it’s not what they intended. This is the first book in the Sapphire Brides trilogy and I can’t wait for the next one. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.