22 March 2016

Tracie Peterson's "A Treasure Concealed" - Audiobook Review by Carrie Fancett Pagels



Blurb: Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Yet when she realizes she's losing her heart to the intriguing new man in camp, she fiercely fights her feelings, afraid that love will only result in disappointment and heartache.

Caeden Thibault, a young geologist, comes to Montana to catalog minerals indigenous to the state. He's a serious and guarded young man trying to escape the pain of his past. He has avoided all romantic entanglements, fearing he might become like his abusive father. But something about Emily Carver has caught his attention, something he never expected. . . .


Will these two broken souls allow God to bring healing and hope to their hurting hearts?

Carrie Fancett Pagels' Audiobook Review
Five Stars *****

A Gem of a Story!
First of all, since I didn't read the blurb closely on the audiobook listing, I didn't know the characters' names. So I found myself wondering at the name Caden Tebow (sounded like football player Tim Tebow's name) and I thought that was a little odd. Now that I see in the blurb that the name is Thibault, that makes sense to me. We have lots of Thibaults where I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but after not hearing that name in decades, but having heard so much about Tim Tebow, I thought that was interesting that Tracie was borrowing his last name -- which she wasn't!!!

This is the first book in a new 1890's series set in Montana, where Tracie lives. Emily is a sweet and very sympathetic heroine. She's known so much hardship in her life and she's losing her mother to a prolonged illness. Caeden hasn't known what family is. While Emily longs for a home (really she longs for a house that is a real house and not a tent or a rickety cabin) Caeden seeks to avoid making the mistakes his parents made and to find a home based on love and respect. Both have a tough spiritual journey and need to get straight with God about their hardened hearts. Tracie masterfully weaves the redemption thread into the story.

With lots of action and bad guys you want to string up yourself, this also has a strong romance. Great narrator, who is perfect for the story.

What are those rocks that Mr. Carver keeps finding? They aren't gold, but are they sapphires?  There are two more books coming in this series -- looking forward to hearing more!

Bibliotherapy elements: Poverty, loss, death of a parent, injuries, and the need to find faith. 

Giveaway: This week on OWG blog we're giving away a copy of A Treasure Concealed, winner's choice of format. Winner's choice of format (OPEN to international readers also, A Treasure Concealed is available through Book Depository!) 




43 comments:

  1. Oh, Carrie! You gave me a much needed laugh about Tim Tebow. I would have thought the same thing, I know. lol This sounds like a wonderful book as are all of Tracie's books! Wonderful review!

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    1. I think you'd really enjoy A treasure Concealed, Diana! That was funny about the pronunciation of the name. I was thinking about it and many of the people I know with name spelled that name pronounce it "Thee - bolt" although some do pronounce it "tea-bow".

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  2. Sounds like a great story! Thanks for the wonderful review,Carrie! Hope to read this soon,please enter me in the giveaway,lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. This new audiobook by Tracie Peterson is a great read, Lynne! I hope you get to listen to "A Treasure Concealed!"

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  3. Oh I have to find a way to read this one, just love Tracie's books so much! Loved your review and insights, CARRIE, even the mistaken identity of Thibault lol! :-) Definitely sounds like a gem!

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    1. A Treasure Concealed is definitely a gem, Noela! I may listen to the end again because I rushed through at the end trying to get the review out! Hugs!

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  4. This one sounds so good! I would love to have an audio book. :)

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    1. We have to figure a way for you to borrow my audiobooks, Anne! Blessings!

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  5. Sounds like some action is in store for this book, and the audiobook version sounds like a winner! Thanks for a great review, Carrie! A gem it is. =)

    O,, funny about Tim Tebow! (Nothing to do with this review,but) I read a biography of his once and how his faith plays a strong role in his life. Very cool!

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  6. Great review. Looking forward to reading, adding to my TBR list.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You'll enjoy this stirring love story, Dianne!

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  7. I have been anxiously waiting to get this book in my hands! Love Tracie's books. Would be nice to win a copy 'cause I may not get to Library to get it due to upcoming surgery! Thanks for the giveaway.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Praying your surgery goes well, Jackie! I totally understand about not being able to get to the library because of health issues. Thank God I am now walking again and can get around to places more easily.

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  8. I liked your review. I would love to have a paperback or ebook fishingjan9at0aol9dot0com

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  9. Thank you for the review. I've always loved her books. Once, a book had left out several pages, and she mailed me another. So I mailed her my first cookbook, years later when I finished.

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    1. missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    2. That is so sweet, Melody, that Tracie mailed those pages to you!!!

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  10. Lovely review, Carrie. I would love to read this. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)
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  11. A wonderful review thank you. When I read I often don't pronounce names in my head at all - just sight them, so an audio book would prove interesting.

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    1. Totally, Mary! I don't necessarily pronounce them either, but I'll pronounce them the way I would, which may be different from how the narrator does it.

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  12. Oh a new book series by Tracie!! Love her writing. Thanks for the review Carrie & for the chance to win a copy

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hey Trixi, we can rely on Tracie to consistently and frequently put out great new books!

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  13. Love the review! I would love to win this book even tho I have it pre-ordered. I have a friend that I usually give to when I have two copies.
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Sounds like Tracie has another winner here. Thank you for the chance to win a 'PRINT' copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Wendy, you are sure a long time follower here on OWG blog and it is always great to see you!!!

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  15. Sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. You can't go wrong with a book by Tracie Peterson. Definitely adding this to my TBR list.
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  17. Very interesting about the name pronunciation! Often when reading a book especially with foreign sounding name I wish I knew how the author would pronounce it...

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Patty, I have the problem, of listening to audiobooks, of not knowing how the name is spelled.

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  18. Throw my name in the hat, please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  19. I've been looking forward to reading this book!

    kleehar[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. This new book of Tracie Peterson's is wonderful, Kristin!

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  20. What a beautioful review. I enjoyed your audiobook review, Carrie. I am really looking forward to reading this in print.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks, Deanne! I'm about to draw for the winner!

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  21. Beautiful review Carrie!
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