Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tomorrow's Treasure by Linda Lee Chaikin
Tomorrow's Treasure is book one in the East of the Sun series and it's the first book I've read by Linda Lee Chaikin. I really enjoyed this book, it kind of reminded me of a Victoria Holt type of book. In case you haven't ever read Victoria Holt, a lot of her books are full of people that you don't know if the main character should trust especially the guy she likes. In Tomorrow's Treasure we meet Evy who doesn't want to but ends up liking the Squire's son, Rogan. He's very arrogant and thinks he can have whatever or whoever he wants. I really enjoyed this book. You know a book is good when you get a lump in your throat a few times during it. Linda Lee Chaikin really brought Evy and the people of Grimston Way to life. So I highly recommend this book.
Product description from Goodreads.com:
Raised by her aunt and uncle at the rectory in the small English village of Grimston Way, lovely Evy Varley remembers little of her missionary parents and nothing of South Africa, the land where she was orphaned during the Zulu War of 1878. But when Sir Rogan Chantry, the arrogant and handsome son of the local Squire, accuses Evy's mother of stealing the infamous Kimberly Black Diamond, Evy sets out to prove the rogue wrong and clear her mother's name.
Secrets abound, however, from the diamond mines of South Africa to the halls of her own beloved rectory. Strangers come to Grimston Way for their own mysterious purposes, a stunned Evy finds that her own aunt and uncle may have concealed disturbing truths about her family, and the dashing Sir Rogan has his own reasons to seek the missing diamond.
Yet despite Rogan's seemingly rakish ways and the class differences that render a romance between them impossible, Evy finds herself drawn to the man who was once her childhood friend and now holds the keys to her heart. Faced with a dangerous past and an uncertain future, Evy must draw upon her wits and her faith to pursue Tomorrow's Treasure.
A story of faith, danger and romance, Tomorrow's Treasure is a masterpiece of historical suspense fiction.
**This book was provided for review by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.