A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson is the first book in a new series, Sapphire Brides. This Christian historical fiction book is set around the turn of the 20th century in Montana Territory. Emily Carver has grown up with her parents in gold mining camps. Her father is sure he is about to strike it rich - as he has believed for all of Emily's life. Emily longs to live a "normal" life in a home and with a family of her own. This dream seems impossible as she's only ever lived near the mining camps - moving often - and usually disguised as a man to ward off unwanted attention from the men living in the mining towns. When Caeden Thibault, a geologist working for the government, arrives in the camps near where Emily lives, two very different people meet and we learn that there is more to both of these individuals.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. In addition to the historic setting of the book, there is quite a bit of mystery and suspense in the plot. I feel that this book is pretty typical of the other titles in this genre. The plot of the novel contains some violence due to some of the twists and turns that occur in the book. I'd recommend this title to people that enjoy historical fiction novels that also contain action and adventure.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.