LADY OF A THOUSAND
TREASURES is a treasure! First, in The Victorian Ladies series, it is
a beautifully told story. Eleanor Sheffield has been trained by her father
and uncle at valuing antiquities. She excels at discovering if a
collectible is authentic or fake? In the Victorian era in 1866, a woman in
charge of a business, any business, is unacceptable. Her father died,
and her uncle is facing impending dementia. It is up to Ellie to save the
family business, Sheffield Brothers, as well as preserve her household
and meager staff. It will not be an easy task.
When her father's friend and client Baron Lydney passes, he names
Ellie as trustee to his valuable collection of treasures. It will be up to
Ellie to catalog and determine if every piece of the Lydney collection is
authentic. Her decision on the final destination of the collection is up to
her. Should she donate it to a museum? Or should the only remaining
son, Harry, become the owner of this vast fortune? It will be a difficult
decision for her. She will be fair even though in the past she and Harry
had a close and even romantic relationship that must be addressed.
Harry broke Ellie's heart when he went to Italy and returned
accompanied by a beautiful Italian woman and her mother. Harry is set
and caring to Ellie, but she' not sure what his intentions truly are...
Sandra Byrd does a sterling job cleverly interweaving history into a plot
filled with mystery, thefts, misplaced items, lies, false friends, and
betrayals. It has simple and sweet Christian messages. Ellie prayed and
began to listen to God and her heart as she found what was true and
what was false - who she could and could not trust. a href="book.php?
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read that you will find hard to put down until the finale. History,
mystery, romance; you can't beat that combination especially when so
accurately yet lovingly described by Ms. Byrd. a href="book.php?
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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 fatherís passing
and her uncleís 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 baronís legendary collection. She
must choose whether to donate the priceless treasures to a
museum or allow them to pass to the baronís only living
son, Harry―the man who broke Eleanorís heart.
Eleanor distrusts the baronís motives and her own ability
to be unbiased regarding Harryís 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 debtorís prison closing in, Eleanor
knows that donating the baronís 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
false or true, brass or gold―and what is meant to be