Friday, August 7, 2015

Where Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander

Get ready to journey back in time with characters that will grab your heart and a story that will bring you to ponder what's priceless in your own life. Are we ready to protect what is valuable? Just what is of value in our lives? These are questions that I pondered as these characters opened my heart. Here's the thing; we have a Master Artist and He created us by His own hands for a greater purpose than what we can even imagine. These characters are filled with faith and are living out their lives with intent on leaving behind a legacy far greater than what man can create by his own hand. 

The cover is fantastically created to captivate the senses. It was the cover that caught my attention. The description only gives a portion of the beauty this novel holds. Alexander is a masterful writer in bringing history to an age where people are more concerned with here and now. May we never forget this time. If you're a history lover this novel is magical. 

Every girl dreams of a man like Ian Devlin. A hero in many ways. In the heart of Alison Schuyler he is everything she desires, but everything she knows she thinks she doesn't deserve. Oh, the curses that Satan causes us to believe and live out, losing moments of glory out of fear of believing there is more created for us than what this world says we can and cannot obtain in life. Throughout this story we see God in motion, His continual hand upon those who love Him, and His will for their lives develop over time as faith grows through trial. 

We travel back in a time where Hitler was out to destroy everything priceless. This story begins in 1939 and we journey through to the year 1950. An ending that seems to give us a clue that there will be a sequel to this beautifully poetic novel. 

Johnnie Alexander is a spectacular writer. She gives us history through characters that are believable. She brings them to life through these black and white pages. This is a story that I wanted to take my time with and enjoy. I found myself experiencing many different emotions, but one that remained throughout this novel was joy. I found that even though these characters faced such trials they carried a forever joy in their heart that was filled with determined hope. 

We see there is always treasure to be found. I LOVED this novel and cannot wait to see if Alexander continues this story. It's truly an unforgettable read!

This novel was a gift from Tyndale for sharing my review with you. 

Johnnie Alexander writes inspiring stories that are heartwarming and memorable. Where Treasure Hides, her debut novel, won the ACFW Genesis Contest (2011) and Golden Leaf Award (2014). A graduate of Rollins College (Orlando) with a Master of Liberal Studies degree, Johnnie treasures family memories, classic movies, road trips, and stacks of books. She lives in the Memphis area, where her morning chores include feeding dogs, cats, chickens, and a small herd of alpacas. Visit Johnnie online at www.johnnie-alexander.com 
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