Lady of a Thousand Treasures, by Sandra Byrd, is a heart warming story set in England in 1866. This is the first book in The Victorian Ladies series.
With the death of her father, failing health of her uncle and shady business practices of her employee, Eleanor is left to sell her family’s treasures to keep her family’s business and home. Meanwhile Baron Lydney has past away and left instructions for Eleanor to inventory his art collection and determine it’s future. She is to either leave it to his son, Harry, or donate it to a museum. Harry and Eleanor had an unspoken relationship commitment prior to his leaving for business. But his commitment kept him away a lot longer than he planned. Between Eleanor’s lack of trust in Harry and his father’s negative feeling toward him, Eleanor feels she is expected to donate the items.
I really enjoyed reading this story. At 437 pages, it is not a quick read. The thing I like the most about the story is the Christian references. They are there, but not to the point the story is preachy. I also like that there are not a lot of main characters to keep straight. The story flows very nicely and has a very good message. Eleanor will do anything for her family, even parting with treasured belongings. She will also find ways to make her housekeeper’s life easier even when she has no money to do so. I feel anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction will really like this story.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network, this is my honest review.
Series: The Victorian Ladies (Book 1)
My rating: 4.9 stars
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