Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the first book in their latest series The Treasures of Nome. As the series title suggests, the story takes place in Nome, Alaska in the early 1900s, when the search for gold was strong in that area.
The Powell family own the only dairy farm in the area, providing milk to the prospectors. Hayvn’s grandfather owns the farm and since her father is deceased, leaving his wife and three daughters, Granddad takes caring for his daughter and granddaughters very seriously. However, the older man’s health may not be as robust as he wants everyone to believe. Only Hayvn has seen his weakness and he swore her to secrecy.
John Roselli was given a mission by his grandfather before the man died: deliver a package to his father’s best friend. This task lands John on the Powell’s doorstep. Granddad immediately welcomes his best friend’s grandson and hires him on the spot. More than hires him, actually. Granddad knows that if he dies, the girls cannot inherit the farm, so he begs John to pick one of his granddaughters to marry before it’s too late.
Forever Hidden is a tale of romance and overcoming heartache. It is easy to tell that it is only the first installment of the series and that to fully appreciate the story, it would be best to read all three books together (though the next two books are yet to be published). I love the setting and John and Hayvn are great characters. Overall, while an enjoyable read that kept me entertained, it didn’t have the emotional depth that I usually love in a book.
With good writing and an entertaining story, especially if you like a historical novel set in the Last Frontier, check out Forever Hidden. The power of secrets bind this book together.
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