Saturday, February 8, 2020

Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson

Forever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome, #1)
Welcome!  I hope you had a happy first week of  February.  Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico releases on February 25 along with His Unexpected Amish Twins by Rachel J. GoodThe Happy Camper by Melody Carlson publishes on March 3.  It is a charming story that will leave you smiling.
July, 1st, 1901, Second Class Saloon, Nome, Alaska
Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse has Chuck Bundrant relocating with his only daughter plus his three granddaughters’ after the death of his son-in-law in 1891.  In Nome, Alaska in April of 1904, Havyn Powell is worried about her grandfather.  He is not well and wants Havyn to keep the news to herself.  Chuck has been told to slow down by Doc Gordon, but he needs to find someone to run the dairy farm in his stead.  John Roselli arrives in Nome looking for Chuck.  His grandfather passed away and asked him to deliver a package to his old friend.  John needs work and Chuck quickly hires him to manage the farm much to his eldest granddaughter’s dismay.  Before Chuck can show John how the billing and finances are handled, he collapses.  To bring in money to pay their bills and employees, the three sisters use their musical talents for nightly shows at the Roadhouse, the one social place in town where alcohol and gambling are not allowed.  Judas Reynolds covets Chuck’s land and admires the lovely Havyn.  Judas has a plan and he can exact it with Chuck ill.  
Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse is the first novel in The Treasures of Nome series.  Forever Hidden is a well-written novel that is rich with history and developed characters.  I thought the authors captured the time period and the locale.  The descriptions of Nome were beautiful (made me want to visit).  The three Powell sisters are so talented.  Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen each play an instrument.  The three women have varying personalities.  Whitney, the eldest, is strong willed, independent, opinionated, plays the piano, and is good with sled dogs.  Madysen, the youngest, plays the cello, has a sweet personality, but is absentminded.  Havyn, the middle sister, plays the violin, a good listener, loves her chickens, and the secret keeper of the family.  Forever Hidden is Havyn’s story as she works to bring in money to keep the farm afloat, helps care for her grandfather, and gets to know John Roselli.  I like how faith is intertwined into the story.  Faith plays a vital role in each of the main characters lives.  It is a part of who they are which shines through the pages of the book.  I enjoyed reading Forever Hidden.  There is quite a bit happening in the story from the grandfather’s illness, John arriving in town, Havyn’s chickens, Judas Reynold’s and his conniving, the new doctor in town, Madysen and the sheep, and so much more.  It is enjoyable to read a story that can make you laugh and cry.   It is an enriching story and I am eager for the next tale in The Treasures of Nome series.  Forever Hidden is an emotional story that will touch your heart.  
Photographic Print: Nome, Alaska, During the Gold Rush Poster : 24x18in
Forever Hidden is available from Amazon*.  Tracie Peterson's next release is Secrets of My Heart which is the first book in the Willamette Brides series. It will be out on March 3.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I am reviewing Sweet Tea and Secret by Joy Avon on Sunday.  It is the second tale in A Tea and Read Mystery series.  I hope you have a calm and relaxing day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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Inuit woman reading "Woman's Home Companion"...i love to see anyone reading anything!!!!
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