Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Lady of a Thousand Treasures" Blog Hop Stop!


Welcome to  Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd Scavenger Blog Hunt with an awesome giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!  On each stop, there will be:
  • special content by the blogger, plus
  • a clue
  • then head back to the launch post on JustRead or straight to the main crossword puzzle to fill in the words and get the special phrase to enter the  giveaway!
Before we begin, there's a bit about Lady of a Thousand Treasures. 


Title: Lady of a Thousand Treasures
Series: Victorian Ladies, Book 1
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical/Gothic Romance
Links: Goodreads

Miss Eleanor Sheffield is a talented evaluator of antiquities, trained to know the di fference between a genuine artifact and a fraud. But with her father ’ s passing and her uncle ’ s decline into dementia, the family business is at risk. In the Victorian era, unmarried Eleanor cannot ru n Sheffield Brothers alone.

The death of a longtime client, Baron Lydney, offers an unexpected compl ication when Eleanor is appointed the temporary trustee of the baron ’ s legendary collection. She must choose whether to donate the priceless treasures to a museum or allow them to pass to the baron ’ s only living son, Harry — the man who broke Eleanor ’ s heart.

Eleanor distrusts the baron ’ s motives and her own ability to be unbiased regarding Harry ’ s future. Harry claims to still love her and Eleanor yearns to believe him, but his my sterious 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 debtor ’ s prison closing in, Eleanor knows that donating the baron ’ s 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 t rust — who in her life is false or true, brass or gold — and what is meant to be treasured.


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After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author San dra Byrd has now published fifty books.

Sandra's delighted to kick off her new historical romance series with Tyndale H ouse Publishers, Victorian Ladies, with Lady of a Thousand Treasures. The three-book Victorian Ladies seri es follows her historically sound Gothic romances, Daughters of Hampshire, launched with the bestsellin g Mist of Midnight, which earned a coveted Editor's Choice award from the Historical Novel Society. The second book, Bride of a Distant Isle, has been selected by Romantic Times as a Top Pick. The thi rd in the series, A Lady in Disguise, was published in 2017. Check out her contemporary adult fic tion debut, Let Them Eat Cake, which was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2011, and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012.

Sandra has published dozens of books for kids, tweens, and teens, including the bestselling The One Year Be-Tween You and God Devotions for Girls. She continued her work as a devo tionalist, with The One Year Home and Garden Devotions, and The One Year Experiencing God's Love Dev otional.

Please visit www.sandrabyrd.com to learn more or to invite Sandra to your book club via Skype.

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Instructions: Head to every stop on the tour to collect a word to finish the crossword puzzle. Hint: You might want to print out the crossword puzzle (link below) and enter it everyday to make it easier.

Crossword Board: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/lady- of -a-thousand-treasures- scavenger-hunt

Not a crossword puzzle fan? Just compile the clue words from each stop and enter it on the Rafflecopter entry.

This stop's CLUE is:  you.

My Review:
This is an excellent book set in the Victorian era!  Sandra has done an incredible job with setting the scene, really bringing that time period to life as I felt as if I was transported back in time to England.  In the very first chapter the reader is introduced to the main character Eleanor and we find out that she is paying respects to a man, whom she really is not sure how to feel about, but he was a close friend of her father's and was at one point thought to be her future father-in-law.  Eleanor is a fascinating character as she is very talented and trained in the  art of knowing what antiques are real and what are frauds and she is tasked with keeping the family business afloat; however it is a struggle. Another struggle for Eleanor is knowing who is real and who is fake in regards to her friends, acquaintances and those whom she has business relationships with, including Harry, whom says he is still in love with her.  Eleanor has so much at stake and  not much time to sort things out and discover the truth. 
I was completely lost in this story as soon as I started to read.  The descriptions are so vivid that the story and setting came to life for me and I found myself wanting to help Eleanor and was hoping she was making the right choices.  This is the perfect book to read all cozy under a blanket and a hot mug of tea or coffee and get lost in.  I highly recommend this for fans of historical fiction!


(1) winner will receive:
  • a copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures (print to US addresses OR eboo k to international)
  • Cork coaster set of the British Isles (US Only)
  • "To The Lighthouse" diffuser made by Seawitch Candles in Cornwall, En gland. (US Only)
  • $10 Amazon gift card (open international)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Entry form will be live on the 19th once all clues are revealed. Clues for giveaway will begin at midnight October 15, 2018. Entries are opened at midnight on October 19, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 22, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 

Be sure to stop on every stop on the Tour Schedule for all the clues to enter!


For the full tour schedule, click on either of the launch pages below.
(All stops expected to post by 12:00 NOON EST)

Launch Page at JustRead

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  1. Thank you for being a part of the tour! Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. !looking forward to reading it. Thanks for your review.
    Carol Luciano
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