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a finalist in several Romance Writers of America contests and she won the 2006 RWA Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense.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.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
I thought it was interesting that I have read and reviewed two consecutive novels this week that took place primarily in San Francisco’s Nob Hill yet their setting was about all they had in common (other than that I enjoyed both of them). Josiah’s Treasure is the first novel I have read by Nancy Herriman so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Looks like I have yet another author to add to my ever-growing must read list. In fact, I just ordered The Irish Healer a few minutes ago. The Kindle version is on sale at Amazon for a very good price so I had to grab a copy quickly.
I enjoyed the interaction between the characters, the natural dialogue, and the believable plot development. I also liked the way the romance developed between Sarah and Daniel despite their conflict over the same inheritance – a growing attraction based upon positive character traits that each saw in the other rather than physical attraction only. Plenty of drama, suspense, romance and surprises abound as Sarah and Daniel learn the meaning of true treasure in their lives. Josiah’s Treasure is a novel that emphasizes true forgiveness and trust in the Lord. It is well worth reading.