Lady Of A Thousand Treasures - Book Review

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.

My Thoughts
My dear friends,
Lady of a Thousand Treasures
was an enjoyable read.
I appreciated the fact that the story itself was clean
and an audience of young and old can enjoy the book.
The historical aspect of the story was very well researched,
rich with detail, and all around quite fascinating.

The characters were well portrayed,
especially Eleanor.
I greatly appreciated her honesty,
integrity, and purity.
Eleanor herself was a breath of fresh air.
She was a lady that loved antiques
and she knew exactly what she was doing
when she handled old items.
Her love for antiques can almost be felt
through the writing of Sandra Byrd,
and that love flows onto the reader.
While I enjoyed Harry,
I never could connect with him.
I felt like he needed to be more present in the story.

Like I said,
Lady of a Thousand Treasures
was enjoyable.
My only fault in the book
is that there were some parts in the book
that seemed to drag on and on,
and I found myself skimming over the words
in order to get to a more engaging section.
Overall, I would give this book 4 stars.

** I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **


Anne Payne said...

Thank you for the review, Stephanie! I always appreciate your honest thoughts. Have a blessed weekend~

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your reviews and like that you are always honest. I've read a couple of books lately that have required (at least in my mind anyway) a skim over the boring parts. I have the ability to speed read so it's not all that often that I enjoy a book to the point where I slow down and savour it.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This sounds like a book to try....I always take two books out of the library at once in case one doesn't interest me, so it is worth a try! Thanks for the review!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Thank you for sharing information about this book. I love historical fiction and antiques, so it seems like a good choice for me. I'll add it to my ever growing "to read" list.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for the review.

All the best Jan

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