Forever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome, #1)
For Havyn Powell, growing up on her grandfather Chuck Bondrant's dairy outside the 1904 gold-rush boomtown of Nome, Alaska, offered all she needed. She had the love of her mother, two sisters, and grandfather. But now, at 23, Havyn realizes the stability of her life may soon vanish. Havyn is determined to find a way to keep the family together, but her grandfather's health is declining and everyone seems to be holding secrets from each other, including the handsome, dark-haired stranger who recently arrived.John Roselli arrives in Nome looking for a steady, consistent job. He has grown tired of the promises of getting rich quick and just wants an honest job with honest pay. His grandfather once knew a Chuck Bondrant, and so when John arrives at the dairy, he's quickly offered a job--and a path to more if he wants it.Havyn's plan for helping out the family means using her beautiful singing voice and her sisters' musical talent at a local roadhouse. They're an immediate hit, and it looks like her plan will be a success. But the spotlight brings with it dangerous eyes that covet Havyn and are jealous as she and John grow ever closer. But will they realize the peril before it's too late?

Forever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome, #1) Details

TitleForever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 7th, 2020
PublisherBethany House Publishers
ISBN-139780764232480
Rating
GenreChristian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction

Forever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome, #1) Review

  • Loraine
    January 1, 1970
    Set in Nome, Alaska during the Alaskan Gold Rush, three sisters: Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen along with their mother and grandfather, are surviving quite well on their farm selling eggs and milk to the miners. The three girls along with their mother are all talented instrumentalists and singers so they add to their income by entertaining on the weekend at the Roadhouse Cafe. The grandson, John Roselli, of an old friend from their previous home in Colorado appears with a package from his Set in Nome, Alaska during the Alaskan Gold Rush, three sisters: Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen along with their mother and grandfather, are surviving quite well on their farm selling eggs and milk to the miners. The three girls along with their mother are all talented instrumentalists and singers so they add to their income by entertaining on the weekend at the Roadhouse Cafe. The grandson, John Roselli, of an old friend from their previous home in Colorado appears with a package from his grandfather who has passed away. As soon as John arrives, trouble begins with their grandfather developing apoplexy and their mom asthma. But secrets from the past and secrets from the present collide to bring all sorts of problems descending upon the family. Well written, with wonderful historical detail of both the time period as well as life and times in Nome led to a thoroughly delightful read. The three sisters were so different, but so gifted in both their singing and instrumental abilities. Whitney was strong-willed, independent, opinionated, as well as somewhat of a firebrand and felt she needed to be the support of her family. Havyn was sweet, loving (both people and her animals), and forgiving. Madysen, the youngest, was somewhat scattered; but tried her hardest to help out wherever she was needed. The role the animals played in the story was absolutely charming. The spiritual thread that ran throughout was very well done. I look forward to the other books in this series.**I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
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  • Amanda Geaney
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars - Very Good Christian Historical RomanceI enjoyed the family dynamics, farm antics, and slow-burn romance.
  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, the secrets people keep and just what hiding them can do. In Forever Hidden, we are introduced to the three Powell sisters along with their love of music and their headstrong, red-headed personalities as they find themselves dealing with circumstances they never expected.I think my favorite part of this novel was the cast of characters. Even though this was really Havyn's story, I appreciated getting to know each of the other members of her family and how they'd all been shaped into the Oh, the secrets people keep and just what hiding them can do. In Forever Hidden, we are introduced to the three Powell sisters along with their love of music and their headstrong, red-headed personalities as they find themselves dealing with circumstances they never expected.I think my favorite part of this novel was the cast of characters. Even though this was really Havyn's story, I appreciated getting to know each of the other members of her family and how they'd all been shaped into the people they were. At different times I felt like I could resonate with each of them in a unique way. I also adored John. At times I'll admit he seemed "too good," but I still think he was the perfect man to save the day. I have to say his most swoon-worthy moment for me was when he talked to Havyn's chickens. I appreciated that he supported her instead of making fun of her love of animals. That's a good guy right there. Another favorite scene? The sheep herding. But I'm not saying anything more you'll have to read it for yourself haha.Although at times I felt like I could resonate with each of the sisters, I think my heart resonated more closely  with Whitney. She put a lot of weight on her shoulders and felt the most at peace when she could control things. Change was a scary thing. She liked to be needed and didn't like having to rely on anyone else. The anger she held onto towards her father was a fuel to protect her heart and not let others in. But while she bottled up all of her emotions and held them close, it didn't mean she didn't have feelings. She just had to learn how to process them and she couldn't pretend they didn't exist. I can't wait to read Whitney's book. I hope it's next just so I don't have to wait long for it.If you've ever read any of the authors' other books, you'll know that faith isn't something that's merely added in, but holds a genuine, vital role. What I loved about this one was that while the overall lesson may have been the same, each of the characters had to learn it differently. As people none of us are the same. We have our own experiences and personalities that shape us into who we are. We each have our own secrets we'd rather not be revealed either for our own protection or that of others. Yet even though we can have the best intentions for why we keep them, they can still hold great power to destroy. It's amazing the healing powers that faith can have on a person's soul.I truly enjoyed reading this one and can't wait to continue with the next one in the series. I'm only sad I have to wait another whole year for it to come. I got plenty of laughter out of the fun with the animals and I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters. I can't wait to see Whitney and Madysen get their happy endings as well. *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Kailey
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this book. I had to get used to the slower pace, but I think it was perfect for this story. I really enjoyed meeting the Powell sisters and their family. I loved their loyalty and love for each other. I also liked that they were so musically talented. I really liked John’s character. I’m really looking forward to reading this whole series!I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Rachael
    January 1, 1970
    Forever Hidden is a sweet yet heart wrenching story of three girls who are sisters. Three incredibly talented and opinionated girls. The characters are definitely what draw the reader in to the pages. They are incredibly well developed, and they each have their own wonderful personalities with flaws to which readers can relate.The setting of a dairy farm is well done. We have goats that we milk and use that milk to make cheese so I really enjoyed that part of the story. We use to have seventy Forever Hidden is a sweet yet heart wrenching story of three girls who are sisters. Three incredibly talented and opinionated girls. The characters are definitely what draw the reader in to the pages. They are incredibly well developed, and they each have their own wonderful personalities with flaws to which readers can relate.The setting of a dairy farm is well done. We have goats that we milk and use that milk to make cheese so I really enjoyed that part of the story. We use to have seventy chickens or so, but honestly I can’t say I was overly fond of them. We hope to get some in the spring, and their mention throughout the story makes me eager to get maybe six. I have never been able to raise chickens for eating either.Just as in life, there are surprises, tests of faith, forgiveness, and hope. The faith theme is strong in this book, and I greatly appreciated the Godly truths woven in the story. This book gave me the feel of a prairie romance with a bit more realism and Alaska( which obviously isn’t a prairie!) .I’m eagerly awaiting the next read in this series.I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book so much!! These two ladies are just absolutely the best!! I try not to miss any of their books!!You know, you just gotta love redheads especially if they are as talented as Haven, Madysen and Whitney! I certainly can relate to these awesome ladies real well!I love the different spelling of Madysen's name. These ladies are loving, close, stubborn and happy as long as they have each other. I'm so jealous! I've always wanted a sibling. I do but I wasn't raised with them.Music is I loved this book so much!! These two ladies are just absolutely the best!! I try not to miss any of their books!!You know, you just gotta love redheads especially if they are as talented as Haven, Madysen and Whitney! I certainly can relate to these awesome ladies real well!I love the different spelling of Madysen's name. These ladies are loving, close, stubborn and happy as long as they have each other. I'm so jealous! I've always wanted a sibling. I do but I wasn't raised with them.Music is so relaxing and I too sometimes let my frustrations out with the Viola. I belong in an orchestra and I love every minute of it! Change isn't easy. I don't care for it myself but sometimes it can be good. Jealousy is also not good. I'm guilty of it myself. I find it hard to forgive people too but I found in order to have a sense of peace we need to forgive people when we've feel we've been wronged. I really enjoyed this book and I have a good feeling that this is the start of a wonderful series! I always look forward to seeing what these ladies will come out with next. This book certainly didn't disappoint.I was glad to be back in Alaska again! I highly recommend this book!My thanks to Netgalley. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.
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  • Lucy
    January 1, 1970
    Close your eyes and you will be transported to Nome, Alaska and it will be 1904. This book paints a picture of farming near a mining town and the hardships and good times of a close knit family. Music is the key that opens the door to their hearts and hidden secrets is what keeps the same doors closed. I love the characters of three red headed sisters each having a unique personality and their family dynamics with a loving, protective grandfather and their mother. The strength they have in dire Close your eyes and you will be transported to Nome, Alaska and it will be 1904. This book paints a picture of farming near a mining town and the hardships and good times of a close knit family. Music is the key that opens the door to their hearts and hidden secrets is what keeps the same doors closed. I love the characters of three red headed sisters each having a unique personality and their family dynamics with a loving, protective grandfather and their mother. The strength they have in dire situations and the faith they rely upon makes for a great read. Enter a handsome hero to cause a little upheaval and help in a way they didn’t see coming. There are many twists and turns with unsavory characters and unexpected circumstances. I found myself engrossed in the story line as well as the setting, as the collaboration of these authors never disappoints. Another one to go on my keeper shelf. I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Forever HiddenBy Tracie Peterson and Kimberley WoodhouseI enjoyed reading this book. There was romance, history, and intrigue. The authors worked well at turning a story together. I look forward to reading about the rest of this family in the future. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Mardell
    January 1, 1970
    Fans of Tracie Peterson will enjoy Forever Hidden, because of her experience writing rich novels set in Alaska. Collaborating with Kimberley Woodhouse for this new Treasures of Nome series enriches the story with her musical background. The book is filled with the three Powell sisters who are woven together as a musical tapestry that plays an integral role in the family's survival when their grandfather has a stroke. Moving to Alaska after the death of their father meant something different to Fans of Tracie Peterson will enjoy Forever Hidden, because of her experience writing rich novels set in Alaska. Collaborating with Kimberley Woodhouse for this new Treasures of Nome series enriches the story with her musical background. The book is filled with the three Powell sisters who are woven together as a musical tapestry that plays an integral role in the family's survival when their grandfather has a stroke. Moving to Alaska after the death of their father meant something different to everyone in the family. The impact was profound, as forgiveness and trust are woven throughout this story. As a reader, one has the privilege of seeing and understanding each character. In fiction, as in life, we react to things because of our life experiences. It is when we are open to seeing situations with fresh eyes that we begin to understand, forgive and trust. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy well written historical Christian fiction. I particularly liked the setting in the Alaska gold rush heyday. This book begs for a sequel or two, because every sister has a story to tell! "I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
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  • Letia
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first ARC. Thank you BHP to fill this bookless space as I waited for another BH release! I love Tracie Peterson! I tried her in the Land of the Shining Water series as a Prime Reading and have read several since then so u was happy to see she had something new and requested! I have gotten to know Kimberly Woodhouse in Daughters of the Mayflower, which was the next installment was one that I was awaiting, and I feel like I have a new friend! I actually am in a series and didn’t want This is my first ARC. Thank you BHP to fill this bookless space as I waited for another BH release! I love Tracie Peterson! I tried her in the Land of the Shining Water series as a Prime Reading and have read several since then so u was happy to see she had something new and requested! I have gotten to know Kimberly Woodhouse in Daughters of the Mayflower, which was the next installment was one that I was awaiting, and I feel like I have a new friend! I actually am in a series and didn’t want one right now, which is why I didn’t choose anymore of Tracies books for the moment other than her standalone All Things Hidden, which opened my heart to AK. Haha I didn’t know that this was a series until marking it as reading on Goodreads but I am thrilled that this isn’t goodbye to my friends the Powell’s and the new Mrs Roselli! I didn’t see the other installments on Goodreads but I want to add them to to Want to Read shelf ASAP since I will have to wait for my next installment of DotM after I read the next. This was great! I was at a loss to find something to read and didn’t want to be bookless for the couple of weeks before DotM released. Another great one my Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse!
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  • Paula
    January 1, 1970
    Nice slow moving story, Havyn and John meet when John comes to deliver a package to Havyn's grandfather, from John's grandfather. He becomes foreman of the family farm upsetting Havyn's sister Whitney. As time goes on, he becomes a very important part of the family, an indispensable member. Throughout the story Havyn and John become closer and closer, as their friendship grows. An all around lovely story to enjoy!
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  • Lisa Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Forever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome ##1)Author: Tracie Peterson & Kimberly WoodhousePages: 368Year: 2020Publisher: BethanyMy rating: 5 out of 5 starsI always enjoy tales set in Alaska; it seems like such a beautiful place! Readers will enjoy the beautiful scenery described, the mystery involved and the three red-headed young ladies who are at the center of the novel. We meet their mother, Melissa Powell, as she raises three daughters in the rugged land and uses their musical talents Title: Forever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome ##1)Author: Tracie Peterson & Kimberly WoodhousePages: 368Year: 2020Publisher: BethanyMy rating: 5 out of 5 starsI always enjoy tales set in Alaska; it seems like such a beautiful place! Readers will enjoy the beautiful scenery described, the mystery involved and the three red-headed young ladies who are at the center of the novel. We meet their mother, Melissa Powell, as she raises three daughters in the rugged land and uses their musical talents to the glory of God. The daughters are named Whitney, Havyn and Madysen and are as unique as the spelling of their names.Each of the girls have special talents, tender hearts, fiery tempers and a love of animals! In Forever Hidden, the story centers around Havyn. Her heart for chickens and the Lord is quite evident. The story captured the heart of this reader when the authors tied together themes of family, faith, health and love. The grandfather takes care of his daughter and three granddaughters after the death of the husband. When the grandfather’s heath begins to decline, a young man is hired on as foreman. While the women don’t know the young man, the grandfather knows exactly who he is and how just maybe he is an answer to prayer.There were times while reading I found my heart filled with laughter and other times touched by the hardship this fictional family endured. I found the faith exhibited by the family and the foreman written in a way that made it seem real even when tragedy struck. These characters weren’t immune to trouble or heartbreak, but through those times their faith helped carry each member.The girl’s names and the explanation as to why they are spelled the way they are was really interesting to me. The romance that begins when John is hired as a foreman along with his background tale added a special touch the tale. I was born with asthma so when one of the players in the book is diagnosed with it, I was able to immediately understand and feel the trial when episodes occurred.The book seems to leave some questions that arose in my mind as I read unanswered, so I look forward to reading the other books in the series as they are released. This was a very entertaining and thought-provoking story, so don’t miss the wonder that awaits!Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.
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  • Heather Russell
    January 1, 1970
    Rugged Alaska in the early 1900s was not for the faint of heart. In Forever Hidden, we meet three sisters, along with their mother and grandfather, who live on a successful dairy farm in a booming mining town. Each girl shares the passion of music they inherited from their mother but in a different way. Although their dairy farm is successful doesn’t mean that they don’t have their share of problems. Each character is plagued with holding onto secrets from the past that only gets more Rugged Alaska in the early 1900s was not for the faint of heart. In Forever Hidden, we meet three sisters, along with their mother and grandfather, who live on a successful dairy farm in a booming mining town. Each girl shares the passion of music they inherited from their mother but in a different way. Although their dairy farm is successful doesn’t mean that they don’t have their share of problems. Each character is plagued with holding onto secrets from the past that only gets more complicated when Grandfather’s health begins to decline. Then the sudden appearance of John Roselli means they have to determine if he is trustworthy, especially when more and more responsibility is suddenly put on his shoulders. As the book continues, Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen must learn what contentment in good times and bad times looks like as they learn to trust in God.The book contains many “secrets” that has the reader wanting to keep reading to discover if more is revealed. There were some questions that were left unanswered meaning as a reader, I am anxious for book 2! I enjoyed the diversity of the characters, as even sisters can each be unique. There were some unexpected plot turns that I did not expect so I enjoyed it wasn’t as predicable as expected. I had a hard time putting it down but then started to get sad towards the end of the book because I knew my time with the Powell sisters was coming to an end. The best news is that their story will be continuing in the series. Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse make a dynamic team and I look forward to reading all their books.I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review.
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  • Mechthild
    January 1, 1970
    Are you ready for a secret?Award-winning authors of fiction and nonfiction books Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse start their historical romance "Forever Hidden", published by Baker Publishing Group (Bethany House), in Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1891 where Melissa Powell learns from her father, Chuck Bondrant, that her husband Christopher "died" and is already buried. The decision is taken that she and her three daughters, Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen cannot stay there. The story picks up Are you ready for a secret?Award-winning authors of fiction and nonfiction books Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse start their historical romance "Forever Hidden", published by Baker Publishing Group (Bethany House), in Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1891 where Melissa Powell learns from her father, Chuck Bondrant, that her husband Christopher "died" and is already buried. The decision is taken that she and her three daughters, Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen cannot stay there. The story picks up thirteen years later in Nome, Alaska, where the family now runs a dairy and poultry farm. Their live only seems to be stable because Havyn keeps the secret about her grandfather's failing health, but there are also other secrets.John Roselli shows up in Nome, a grandson of Chuck's friend, and is hired as foreman for the farm. All seems to be going well, even in regard to the fact that Chuck's desire is for John to marry one of his granddaughters. Which one will it be and will it really happen since there is also Judas Reynolds. What are his goals in Nome? Ad what will happen when a supposedly "dead" father suddenly shows up?I have read some of Tracie Peterson's books (historical and contemporary), but this was the first novel which I read that was written by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. I highly recommend this book to readers who love Christian historical romance novels and cannot wait for the others in this series "The Treasures of Nome" of which "Forever Hidden" is the first one.The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.#ForeverHidden #NetGalley
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Chickens, cows, and beautiful music—what a strange combination to pique a reader’s interest! Mingling the ambiance of The Sound of Music with the knowledge of The Chicken Whisperer, the authors unfold a tale of three twenty-something red-headed, musically talented sisters living in the wilds of Nome, Alaska during the Gold Rush years. Three unique sisters each find joy in their own special place: Whitney the eldest at 25, keeper of the sled dogs and master pianist; Havyn the middle child at 23, Chickens, cows, and beautiful music—what a strange combination to pique a reader’s interest! Mingling the ambiance of The Sound of Music with the knowledge of The Chicken Whisperer, the authors unfold a tale of three twenty-something red-headed, musically talented sisters living in the wilds of Nome, Alaska during the Gold Rush years. Three unique sisters each find joy in their own special place: Whitney the eldest at 25, keeper of the sled dogs and master pianist; Havyn the middle child at 23, chicken whisperer and consummate violinist; and last and youngest is Madysen at 20, who is the peacekeeper of the family and a bit on the absent-minded side, but an excellent cellist . The story unfolds as the girls experience some challenging family times when the poor health of family members combines with the life challenges of living in Alaska. It is sad in places, happy in others, and sobering and realistic in many. I enjoyed the details of everyday life in Alaska on the farm as well as the loving atmosphere of the warm, musically-minded family. A sweet romance slowly develops throughout the story as challenges are met and trust is gained. While not entirely a happy ever after story, the book nonetheless is a solid, pleasant read filled with historical details on early Alaskan life and an interesting adventure into the world of farming. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series! This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own. #ForeverHidden #NetGalley
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    At 23 years old, Hayvn Powell lives an enchanted life in Nome, Alaska. Supported by her loving mother and grandfather, Hayvn and her sisters have grown into a trio of strong women. All seems ideal, until a mysterious illness strikes her grandfather, leaving the family looking for a way to hang on to their livelihood.An unknown gentleman arrives to keep the farm running, but the girls uncover documents that may prove him less than noble. With grandfather and then their mother both falling ill, At 23 years old, Hayvn Powell lives an enchanted life in Nome, Alaska. Supported by her loving mother and grandfather, Hayvn and her sisters have grown into a trio of strong women. All seems ideal, until a mysterious illness strikes her grandfather, leaving the family looking for a way to hang on to their livelihood.An unknown gentleman arrives to keep the farm running, but the girls uncover documents that may prove him less than noble. With grandfather and then their mother both falling ill, the girls must search out the truth amidst a sea of secrets and romance. Before they lose everything. Another wonderful read by Peterson and Woodhouse. The authors of The Heart of Alaska series return to a familiar setting and place this story in the 1900's gold rush. Melding history and romance, they write a cast of well-rounded characters, each unique and distinct in their own right. Forever Hidden also includes the rich details of both the gold rush period and Alaska itself that make it an interesting read.While some aspects of the story were predictable, others were not. And some characters that seem flat later came to life, providing twists and turns throughout the story. For anyone that loves historical Christian reads, Forever Hidden will not disappoint. The only problem is... now I'm anxiously awaiting book #2.*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    At 23 years old, Hayvn Powell lives an enchanted life in Nome, Alaska. Supported by her loving mother and grandfather, Hayvn and her sisters have grown into a trio of strong women. All seems ideal, until a mysterious illness strikes her grandfather, leaving the family looking for a way to hang on to their livelihood.An unknown gentleman arrives to keep the farm running, but the girls uncover documents that may prove him less than noble. With grandfather and then their mother both falling ill, At 23 years old, Hayvn Powell lives an enchanted life in Nome, Alaska. Supported by her loving mother and grandfather, Hayvn and her sisters have grown into a trio of strong women. All seems ideal, until a mysterious illness strikes her grandfather, leaving the family looking for a way to hang on to their livelihood.An unknown gentleman arrives to keep the farm running, but the girls uncover documents that may prove him less than noble. With grandfather and then their mother both falling ill, the girls must search out the truth amidst a sea of secrets and romance. Before they lose everything. Another wonderful read by Peterson and Woodhouse. The authors of The Heart of Alaska series return to a familiar setting and place this story in the 1900's gold rush. Melding history and romance, they write a cast of well-rounded characters, each unique and distinct in their own right. Forever Hidden also includes the rich details of both the gold rush period and Alaska itself that make it an interesting read.While some aspects of the story were predictable, others were not. And some characters that seem flat later came to life, providing twists and turns throughout the story. For anyone that loves historical Christian reads, Forever Hidden will not disappoint. The only problem is... now I'm anxiously awaiting book #2.*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Bailey
    January 1, 1970
    Forever Hidden is an excellent start to a new series by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. I found the Heart of Alaska series to be very light, but this series is deeply emotional and full of trials. The story is constantly moving and so engaging that the pages just fell away as I read. Whole sections of the book would pass by without me even remembering turning a page. The three sisters have such vibrant and different personalities. John is a strong character in his own right along with Forever Hidden is an excellent start to a new series by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. I found the Heart of Alaska series to be very light, but this series is deeply emotional and full of trials. The story is constantly moving and so engaging that the pages just fell away as I read. Whole sections of the book would pass by without me even remembering turning a page. The three sisters have such vibrant and different personalities. John is a strong character in his own right along with Chuck and Melissa. Everyone had their own struggles and priorities. The romance was heartfelt, and you could feel their connection. There were layers of secrets and struggles that kept the plot moving from every angle. The tragedy was heavy, and the deep feeling brought on by this made the book even better. The only unanswered question at the end was did they repay Mr. Reynolds for all they had borrowed. They certainly had the funds at the end, so I don't know if you are just supposed to assume he was repaid or if that is for another story. Because of his sinister intentions it seemed a little odd to leave that part open ended. Their musical talents and performances really added a layer of artistry to the story, and I loved all of the song lyrics included. Additionally, the faith aspects woven throughout the story are instructive and enlightening. Overall, it was simply a very engaging story, and I can't wait to read more about the three cinnamon haired sisters.
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  • Claudia
    January 1, 1970
    Forever Hidden introduces us to the Powell sisters whose story we can continue to follow in The Treasures of Nome series. Set in the early 1900s, readers get to see the treatment of the day of pulmonary disease and stroke, complicated by living in the Alaska Territory. The main characters in this novel are models of faith and strength, but also demonstrate the struggles with forgiveness and following one's own agenda that even stalwart Christians face. This novel also addresses the wisdom of Forever Hidden introduces us to the Powell sisters whose story we can continue to follow in The Treasures of Nome series. Set in the early 1900s, readers get to see the treatment of the day of pulmonary disease and stroke, complicated by living in the Alaska Territory. The main characters in this novel are models of faith and strength, but also demonstrate the struggles with forgiveness and following one's own agenda that even stalwart Christians face. This novel also addresses the wisdom of keeping secrets, even when it seems the right thing to do. As always Peterson and Woodhouse have crafted a story not meant solely to entertain, but also to encourage and challenge. As with many series these days, this one is built around a family of three siblings with a book devoted to each. Interestingly, The Treasures of Nome begins with the focus on the middle sister. The eldest and youngest are polar opposites, and I cannot wait to see the direction their stories take. I am grateful to have received a copy of Forever Hidden from Bethany House via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review, and received no monetary compensation.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Two Outstanding Authors; One Great StoryWhat an endearing, captivating first book in this new series – I hated for it to end as I can’t wait to read the next one! Based in Nome, Alaska during the late 1890’s to early 1900’s during the gold rush, we are introduced to three lovely, strong-willed redheaded sisters who live with their mother Melissa and grandfather Chuck on a working farm. Melissa was blessed with musical talents which she has shared with all three, and they begin performing at the Two Outstanding Authors; One Great StoryWhat an endearing, captivating first book in this new series – I hated for it to end as I can’t wait to read the next one! Based in Nome, Alaska during the late 1890’s to early 1900’s during the gold rush, we are introduced to three lovely, strong-willed redheaded sisters who live with their mother Melissa and grandfather Chuck on a working farm. Melissa was blessed with musical talents which she has shared with all three, and they begin performing at the local Roadhouse to standing room only crowds. They also carry the weight of some family secrets, not wishing the burden the others. I love all the characters, but especially drawn to Havyn, the middle sister. She is in charge of the chickens, all of which she not only has named, but with which she has conversations! It’s a story of hope, perseverance, sorrow, with God’s love woven throughout. I received a copy of this book from the Bethany House Publishers and was under no obligation to write a positive review; all opinions are my own.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    Chuck Bondurant has been caring for his daughter and granddaughters since their husband/father was killed in Colorado. He has moved the family to Alaska and started a dairy farm. When he has a stroke, the family is left bewildered and searching for a plan to continue without his strong support. Chuck has already made provisions though through John Roselli, the grandson of a good friend in Colorado. John came looking for Chuck when his grandfather died and left him with a request to take a Chuck Bondurant has been caring for his daughter and granddaughters since their husband/father was killed in Colorado. He has moved the family to Alaska and started a dairy farm. When he has a stroke, the family is left bewildered and searching for a plan to continue without his strong support. Chuck has already made provisions though through John Roselli, the grandson of a good friend in Colorado. John came looking for Chuck when his grandfather died and left him with a request to take a package to Chuck. Chuck hired him and asked him to agree to marry one of his granddaughters and take over the farm when Chuck passed on. Of course, the ladies had no idea about this plan. His granddaughter Hayvn is the one who trusts John and John is enchanted with her as well. This is a fun book and there are twists and surprises along the way. I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical romances.I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from NetGalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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  • Nancy Larimer
    January 1, 1970
    "Forever Hidden" by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the first book in the Treasures of Nome book series. The book is historical fiction taking place in the 1904 in a farm town in Alaska. Havyn , her sisters and her Mother live with her grandfather on a farm. The town is a gold rush town and the time period is seen well in this town. Havyn and her sisters have become accomplished musicians. The family lives with the grandfather. He is supportive and helps guide the family. He has a "Forever Hidden" by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the first book in the Treasures of Nome book series. The book is historical fiction taking place in the 1904 in a farm town in Alaska. Havyn , her sisters and her Mother live with her grandfather on a farm. The town is a gold rush town and the time period is seen well in this town. Havyn and her sisters have become accomplished musicians. The family lives with the grandfather. He is supportive and helps guide the family. He has a good character. What will become of the family when trials come and the grandfather gets sick? How will the many chores and duties of the farm be carried out? The book is written by the two authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse and shows the reader what life was like in this gold rush town. The book is well written. I appreciate the author and netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book. The opinions about the book are my own .
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  • Terry Houchin
    January 1, 1970
    What a beautiful story!I long to see Alaska in person. I got a coveted glimpse of life in Alaska during the gold rush. Though life was difficult for the Powell sisters, they had each other, and their music. It made life more enjoyable for them.I loved the way the sisters interacted with each other. They knew each others strengths and weaknesses and knew who to count on in any given situation, as well as who not to involve. The girls antics on the farm with the chickens, dogs, and sheep were What a beautiful story!I long to see Alaska in person. I got a coveted glimpse of life in Alaska during the gold rush. Though life was difficult for the Powell sisters, they had each other, and their music. It made life more enjoyable for them.I loved the way the sisters interacted with each other. They knew each others strengths and weaknesses and knew who to count on in any given situation, as well as who not to involve. The girls antics on the farm with the chickens, dogs, and sheep were hilarious. I loved the cheese making scene too.If you enjoy warm, cozy books...this one will fit the bill nicely. A good family saga. The characters are wonderful, the setting perfect and the writing, superb. I hope you check it out.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley. I am under no obligation to write a complimentary review only to give my honest opinion of the book..
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Another wonderful book written by the writing duo of Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. I felt that both of the authors have gone though kind of a spiritual awakening because there was a lot more faith context in this book then in previous books, and that is a wonderful thing, because sometimes Christian Fiction lacks that faith message. Even though this book was mainly about Havyn Powell it was wonderful getting to know all three of the girls and how they all fit into the family. I’m Another wonderful book written by the writing duo of Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. I felt that both of the authors have gone though kind of a spiritual awakening because there was a lot more faith context in this book then in previous books, and that is a wonderful thing, because sometimes Christian Fiction lacks that faith message. Even though this book was mainly about Havyn Powell it was wonderful getting to know all three of the girls and how they all fit into the family. I’m looking forward to reading the next two books in this series it is just so sad that we have to wait a year before the next one comes out. Thank you Bethany House for sending me an advance copy of this book.
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  • Dianne Sidebottom
    January 1, 1970
    a new year and and a new book by Tracie and Kimberley ( the usual norm for a few years now) After reading the writer's note about the tough year Kimberley has had I'm more than thankful and gracious we have a new book. (Pray the Lord will continue to heal and be the strength for 2020 for you) Some of my favourite scriptures mentioned in the story from Philippians chapter 4 are just a gentle reminder to be content and think on things that are lovely, true and noble. the Powell sisters, their mum, a new year and and a new book by Tracie and Kimberley ( the usual norm for a few years now) After reading the writer's note about the tough year Kimberley has had I'm more than thankful and gracious we have a new book. (Pray the Lord will continue to heal and be the strength for 2020 for you) Some of my favourite scriptures mentioned in the story from Philippians chapter 4 are just a gentle reminder to be content and think on things that are lovely, true and noble. the Powell sisters, their mum, Grandad and John an Italian migrant who comes to the USA with his nonno and he dies and John was left to find this family who shifted from Colorado to Nome Alaska some years before. There are some scenarios that will be continued onto the next story .... wait on 2021?
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  • Marlene Moore
    January 1, 1970
    I don't think I can express how much I love this book! It was so unique and wonderful story! I was so caught up in what was happening in the story, that I just stayed up reading. It was 4:30 am when I finished and just sat there. I didn't want it to end. The Biblical truths were a HUGE blessing! I needed to hear them and I feel God brought this into my life at the right time. I can't wait for the next book in this series, I don't want to wait, I guess that's a sign that this is an amazing story. I don't think I can express how much I love this book! It was so unique and wonderful story! I was so caught up in what was happening in the story, that I just stayed up reading. It was 4:30 am when I finished and just sat there. I didn't want it to end. The Biblical truths were a HUGE blessing! I needed to hear them and I feel God brought this into my life at the right time. I can't wait for the next book in this series, I don't want to wait, I guess that's a sign that this is an amazing story. Bethany House, thank you for sending me this. What a great surprise. This is my honest review. #BethanyHouse
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  • Tama Fortner
    January 1, 1970
    Should some secrets remain forever hidden?That’s the question three sisters must face—each in her own way—in Forever Hidden.This sweet romance is laced with just the right tough of drama, intrigue, and danger. And if you like chickens (what a strange line for a review!), you’ll love Havyn Powell and her brood. The first in a new series, veteran authors’ Peterson and Woodhouse spina perfect introduction to what will surely be a series of delightful reads.*I received a complimentary copy of this Should some secrets remain forever hidden?That’s the question three sisters must face—each in her own way—in Forever Hidden.This sweet romance is laced with just the right tough of drama, intrigue, and danger. And if you like chickens (what a strange line for a review!), you’ll love Havyn Powell and her brood. The first in a new series, veteran authors’ Peterson and Woodhouse spina perfect introduction to what will surely be a series of delightful reads.*I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Pegge D Marjamaa
    January 1, 1970
    A very refreshing read, I appreciated reading about a family who spoke of their faith in God!This deserves five because it was about people who were faithful to there belief in God and living a life without corruption or greed. The characters were believable and interesting. It kept my interest all the way through the book. Looking forward to the next book.I enjoyed all the people in the story as they were so diverse and different from each other. Thank you for sharing your talent and your A very refreshing read, I appreciated reading about a family who spoke of their faith in God!This deserves five 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 because it was about people who were faithful to there belief in God and living a life without corruption or greed. The characters were believable and interesting. It kept my interest all the way through the book. Looking forward to the next book.I enjoyed all the people in the story as they were so diverse and different from each other. Thank you for sharing your talent and your faith. Outstanding read and one I will surely not forget.
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  • Cathy Cermele
    January 1, 1970
    I loved meeting the Powell family in Forever Hidden. Three musically gifted sisters, their equally gifted mother and the grandfather who loves his family more than anyone or anything else. I adore a storyline with strong family dynamics and Ms. Peterson and Ms. Woodhouse certainly brought the love of family to life within the pages of their latest novel. In 1904 in Nome, Alaska readers get to know this family and the secrets they keep and on my goodness do they have a lot of secrets but they I loved meeting the Powell family in Forever Hidden. Three musically gifted sisters, their equally gifted mother and the grandfather who loves his family more than anyone or anything else. I adore a storyline with strong family dynamics and Ms. Peterson and Ms. Woodhouse certainly brought the love of family to life within the pages of their latest novel. In 1904 in Nome, Alaska readers get to know this family and the secrets they keep and on my goodness do they have a lot of secrets but they also have a deep love for each other as they face the daily work of farming and illnesses but through it all their love of music and for each other helps them get the through the hard times. I loved the distinct personalities of the three sister, they can be feisty, sweet natured but no matter what they are feeling family always comes first. They have their disagreements, especially when their grandfather hires John as a foreman on the farm. Not exactly a popular decision shared by everyone but he was the perfect addition to the storyline I absolutely adored him, he's kind, a hard worker and an all around good guy.I loved everything about this book, from the engaging character to the amazing storyline. Overall, I thought this book was well written, thoroughly researched and the story flowed perfectly. I am a huge fan of both authors and this novel, so it's going to be difficult to wait for the next book in the series. I think this book is a must read. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was under no obligation to write a review, all opinions are completely my own. .
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  • Joy Neal
    January 1, 1970
    This historical novel is set in a Colorado mining camp, then on a farm in Nome, Alaska. It's a generational story full of musical red-headed sisters, treachery, intrigue, and God's had an work. Details about the genesis of the book and about a flock of chickens as pets with names are charming, as is the hero who wins the day.
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