Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd

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SYNOPSIS:

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.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

In Lady if a Thousand Treasures, Sandra Byrd does an excellent job of researching antique collecting and how each piece was appraised. It was fascinating to see the specifics of how to tell when a piece of glass art was modified to make it look authentic. It would take someone very skilled to tell the difference. And Miss Eleanor Sheffield was certainly that person in this story. My heart did go out to her as she struggled to keep the family business going despite all of the negative stuff and people she had to endure. With her father gone and her uncle’s decline, it seemed everything was against her. And then there was the barons legendary collection that was left to her as temporary trustee that added to her struggles. And her onetime boyfriend Harry, son of the Baron, and trying to determine if he was real or if he was selling off his dad’s collections for his own personal use. Miss Eleanor had her work cut out for her.

This was a story that took me a while to really get involved in, but I really enjoyed the ending. If you enjoy and are interested in historical glass art collections, this is an awesome story for you to read.

I received this book from TLC Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal  Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Sandra Byrd’s first series of historically sound Gothic romances launched with the best-selling 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 named by the American Library Association’s Booklist as one of the Top Ten Inspirational Fiction Books of the year.

Her contemporary adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, 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 of the Year Pick, as was The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr.

Victorian Ladies, a new series, offers its first title, Lady of a Thousand Treasures, in 2018.

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  1. Trackback: Sandra Byrd, author of LADY OF A THOUSAND TREASURES, on tour October 2018 | TLC Book Tours

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