Josiah's Treasure by Nancy Herriman- CFBA Review












Josiah's Treasure by Nancy Herriman turned out to be another jewel in the sea of books I am currently reviewing. Nancy Herriman was a new to me author, but I'm sure I'll be looking for more books written by her.

The story: Sarah Whittier found a new life and a hope when Josiah Cady took her in. She escaped from a difficult past and was able to practice her love and talent- painting. When Josiah dies he leaves Sarah his inheritance, so that she can establish a business to employ other young girls who wouldn't have a hope. But when Daniel Cady appears- claiming to be Josiah's son that she thought was dead- her claim to Josiah's inheritance is challenged. Sarah is determined to keep her claim and be able to help her girls. But Daniel is equally determined to have vengeance on the father who abandoned he and his mother and sisters. Daniel and Sarah both need to let go of their pasts and learn to trust God- even as their relationship begins to develop.

My thoughts: I loved this one. Sarah and Daniel were great characters. I enjoyed them immensely. Sarah was a strong, determined heroine, and Daniel was a strong hero with a troubled past and a fierce loyalty to his family.
The story was interesting and compelling and not predictable. I enjoyed the historical setting. The romance was sweet but not sappy. I thought there was a good balance between the individual thoughts and feelings of the characters and their interactions with each other.
This was a really good read. I was sad to finish it, and I'll definitely be looking for more from this author.

I give this one a 4.5 stars and a PG for content.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Josiah's Treasure
Worthy Publishing (April 16, 2013)
by
Nancy Herriman


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a finalist in several Romance Writers of America contests and she won the 2006 RWA Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense.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