Welcome to a review stop for Lady of a Thousand Treasures Blog Hop

LadyTT_BloghopWelcome to Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd Scavenger Blog Hunt with an awesome giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! On each stop, there will be:

  • special content by the blogger, plus
  • a clue
  • then head back to the launch post on JustRead or straight to the main crossword puzzle to fill in the words and get the special phrase to enter the giveaway!

Before we begin, there’s a bit about Lady of a Thousand Treasures.

ABOUT THE BOOK

lady of a thousand treasuresTitle: Lady of a Thousand Treasures
Series: Victorian Ladies, Book 1
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical/Gothic Romance

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.

PURCHASE: Goodreads |Lady of a Thousand Treasures (The Victorian Ladies Series) at Amazon | iTunes | Christian Book | Book Depository | Books-A-Million


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published fifty books.

Sandra’s delighted to kick off her new historical romance series with Tyndale House Publishers, Victorian Ladies, with Lady of a Thousand Treasures. The three-book Victorian Ladies series follows her historically sound Gothic romances, Daughters of Hampshire, launched with the bestselling Mist of Midnight, which earned a coveted Editor’s Choice award from the Historical Novel Society. The second book, Bride of a Distant Isle, has been selected by Romantic Times as a Top Pick. The third in the series, A Lady in Disguise, was published in 2017. Check out her contemporary adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, which was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2011, and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012.

Sandra has published dozens of books for kids, tweens, and teens, including the bestselling The One Year Be-Tween You and God Devotions for Girls. She continued her work as a devotionalist, with The One Year Home and Garden Devotions, and The One Year Experiencing God’s Love Devotional.

Please visit www.sandrabyrd.com to learn more or to invite Sandra to your book club via Skype.

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And now – my thoughts. Info on the giveaway follows my thoughts.

Byrd, Sandra. Lady of a Thousand Treasures. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishing, 2018.

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Sandra Byrd is an award winning author and Lady of a Thousand Treasures does not disappoint. I didn’t want to put this book down. Set in the late 1800’s in England, Lady of a Thousand Treasures tells the story of Miss Eleanor Sheffield. She is struggling to keep her family business together at a time when women weren’t really allowed to do business on their own. Eleanor’s father is dead and her uncle is aging and no longer able to do the necessary tasks in the same fashion he used to. Sheffield Brothers is a collecting firm – collecting and evaluating artifacts for rich clients, much like today’s antique dealers.

Eleanor is in love with Harry, the son of a wealthy client of the firm, but he left. She is now unsure of his loyalties to her. When his father dies, Eleanor (and Sheffield Brothers) is given the task of determining the new owner of the vast collection (a thousand treasures). Will it be the son, whom the father treated poorly and indicated was unfaithful to Elanor. Or, will it be the newly established South Kensington Museum. Over the course of the story Eleanor investigates both of the options to determine which would be the better placement for the treasures.

In the mean time, Eleanor rekindles her relationship with Harry. She also seeks to be admitted to the prestigious Burlington Fine Arts Club which would bring the firm more wealthy clients. Eleanor really needs new clients as, due her uncles declining health, she becomes away of unpaid debts which could send her to the debtors prison.

Sandra Byrd ends the book with several pages of author notes which I always like to see. To me this indicates the text is well-researched and historically accurate. I highly recommend Lady of a Thousand Treasures if you enjoy historical fiction set in 1800’s England. I can’t wait to share Lady of a Thousand Treasures with the young adults who come to my school library.

I want to thank Tyndale House Publishing and JustRead Publicity Tours for the complimentary copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures. A positive review was not required. I will be placing my copy of the book in my school library so that my students can enjoy the book as well.

SCAVENGER HUNT CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Instructions: Head to every stop on the tour to collect a word to finish the crossword puzzle. Hint: You might want to print out the crossword puzzle (link below) and enter it everyday to make it easier.

Crossword Board: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/lady-of-a-thousand-treasures-scavenger-hunt

Not a crossword puzzle fan? Just compile the clue words from each stop and enter it on the Rafflecopter entry.

This stop’s CLUE is: kindness.


Justreads 3 Blog Hop Giveaway

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive:

  • a copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures (print to US addresses OR ebook to international)
  • Cork coaster set of the British Isles (US Only)
  • “To The Lighthouse” diffuser made by Seawitch Candles in Cornwall, England. (US Only)
  • $10 Amazon gift card (open international)

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Entry form will be live on the 19th once all clues are revealed. Clues for giveaway will begin at midnight October 15, 2018. Entries are opened at midnight on October 19, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 22, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER HERE

Be sure to stop on every stop on the Tour Schedule for all the clues to enter!


TOUR SCHEDULE

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Launch Page at JustRead

For the full tour schedule, click on the launch page.

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