Lady of A Thousand Treasures

Lady of A Thousand Treasures

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2018
ISBN: 9781496426826
1496426827
9781496426833
1496426835
Branch Call Number: FICTION Byr
Description: 449 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Lady of 1,000 treasures

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shersum
Nov 03, 2018

This was a wonderful book! I was drawn in with the first chapter. Eleanor Sheffield is a character with depth, flaws, a generous spirit, wanting to trust the Lord and yet finding it hard at times. I found myself worrying about her as the story progressed and had to get up early this morning to find out what was going to happen! I love how the history of the times is woven so naturally into the story- I learned a lot about the Victorian era and great Britain- the habits, the laws, the way the classes mixed and didn't mix. I love it when a book satisfies on so many levels- emotional, intellectual, spiritual. I've been thinking about this book all day (I finished it this morning)- the history, the way women were so limited in that era, the stories of the treasures Eleanor sees and works with. I highly recommend it!!

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Kim Potter
Oct 08, 2018

Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd is the first book in her Victorian Ladies series. Written in the first-person, Ms. Byrd immerses you into the middle of 1866 England. Where collecting antiques is a very common hobby of the wealthy. If you’re going to spend a lot of money on an antique you have to know if it’s authentic. That’s where Eleanor Sheffield and Sheffield Brothers come in. They evaluate your treasures. Eleanor learned the business from her father before his passing and now she works with her ailing uncle. The story started off a little slow for me but it didn’t take it long to draw me in. I enjoyed learning more about different collectables without being over whelmed by technical talk. It was a great story and had it all; lost love, suspense, betrayal, and then redemption and a stronger love. This is a well-written story that deserves multiple reads. I can’t wait for the next installment.

I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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