Monday, April 15, 2013

Josiah's Treasure by Nancy Herriman (CFBA Tour)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Josiah's Treasure
Worthy Publishing (April 16, 2013)
Nancy Herriman


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a finalist in several Romance Writers of America contests and she won the 2006 RWA Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense.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.


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.

Link to buy the book: My review: An excellently written, very exciting historical read! This book even has a little bit of suspense which I loved! This is the first book of this authors that I have read! I now really, really want to read "The Irish Healer"!  I really liked this book. I loved the writing style, the dry sarcasm made me laugh aloud at countless lines, but there is also a healthy amount of what I like to call 'realistic drama' which I loved. Nothing can bore me more than silly, fantastical drama and I was ecstatic that there was none of that in this book! I don't think I have ever read a book set in 1880s San Francisco so this was a nice change of pace for me, the city and it's surroundings were described beautifully and without excessive amounts of detail, which I loved. The characters were excellent and I loved that the change in Sarah and Daniel was realistic but also visible to the reader. I loved the two main characters but Mrs McGinnis, Cora, Minnie, and the rest of the girls were also delightful! But I think Charlotte is my favorite character, she just so awesome! I loved what Sarah was committed to doing to help other girls that were in positions similar to hers before Josiah took her in! Sarah was a very brave and determined heroine but she never did anything stupid or reckless, which I really liked. This book does move a tad slow at times, but it's definitely worth reading! I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

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