“Josiah’s Treasure” by Nancy Herriman, book review

Sarah just wants to give young women a chance, like she was given when she needed it most.  The shop she is determined to open, in Josiah’s memory, is the answer to so many problems, for her and her girls.  But when Daniel Cady arrives in town, to claim his inheritance, Sarah is fearful that all her dreams may be gone.

This novel takes place in the 1800’s in San Francisco, CA and is an eye opening view into the society of the time, and in many ways, our society in our town today.  There were women who had no way to support themselves when tragedy strikes their husband or father, and they turn to those who say they will help, but really are only out for greed.  And the same is true today.

The story is easy to read and the characters are developed well.  The story is one of love, forgiveness and trying to help others.  Great to take along on vacation or read in the evening by the fire.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Josiah’s Treasure
Worthy Publishing (April 16, 2013)

Nancy Herriman abandoned a career in Engineering to chase around two small children and take up the pen. She has been writing for longer than she would like to admit. Her work has been a finalist in several Romance Writers of America contests and she won the 2006 RWA Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense. In 2009, she was an ACFW Genesis finalist. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

When she is not writing, or gabbing over lattes about writing, she is either watching history shows on cable TV or singing. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and sons, and wishes there were more hours in the day.


In 1882, Sarah Whittier dreams of opening an art studio run by immigrant women. She plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah Cady as collateral for her studio. But will all be lost when the inheritance is challenged by an angry man claiming to be Josiah’s son and legal heir? Rumor of gold nuggets hidden in the house, place Sarah’s life in danger. Her future uncertain and her safety threatened, Sarah has nowhere to turn. That is, unless she can soften a vengeful man’s heart-and they both learn that love is finer than any gold.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Josiah’s Treasure, go HERE.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of the book from the publisher, Worthy Publishing.  All opinions expressed are my own.


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