I just finished a novel that is as beautifully written as it is unique, and as filled with treasures as the title suggests… “Lady of a Thousand Treasures” was written by Sandra Byrd and published by Tyndale Fiction near the end of 2018. With a mysterious, almost haunting atmosphere reminiscent of Gothic romances, a delightful historical thread of antique treasure-hunting, and strong themes of faith, this book will earn a place of honor – both on your bookshelf and in your heart.
“Lady of a Thousand Treasures” is set in 1866, and the author’s masterful writing voice comes to life in a way that feels as though she herself lived during that time period, and is similar in style to Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte. In addition, Sandra’s descriptions of antiquities are exquisite, bringing the treasures of centuries past to life in our mind’s eye in a way that could only be the result of impeccable research.
Now, from my description so far it may sound as though this story is practically a history textbook masquerading as a novel, but nothing could be further from the truth! This story is brought to life with three-dimensional characters who, whether for good or bad, bring color and warmth and mystery to this compelling novel. Indeed, we are kept wondering until almost the last page at the truth behind the secrets of Watchfield House, and the legacy of Sheffield Brothers, antique evaluators.
If you enjoy Christian Historical Fiction that is atmospheric, mysterious, and truly feels as though it was written many years past, I highly recommend “Lady of a Thousand Treasures” to be added to your collection. It is beautiful, compelling, thought-provoking, and intelligent, and I cannot wait for Sandra Byrd’s next novel to be released!
This book was provided courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.