Today’s book review features

A Gem of Truth by Kimberley Woodhouse.

Book Blurb

Julia Schultz has a reputation for being a storyteller–or as others see it, a liar. But with a dark and painful past, stories were all that kept her company and made her interesting to others. Longing for a fresh start and a second chance to earn real trust, Julia takes a job as a Harvey Girl at the El Tovar hotel, where she’s challenged to be her true self.

Learning the trade of a master jeweler is hard work, but Christopher Miller takes pride in running his family’s small shop and earning the respect of the people around him. But when he discovers that he has six weeks to buy his shop from his landlord before it is sold, he must find a way to save his grandfather’s legacy.

United by the discovery of a legendary treasure, Chris and Julia find hope in each other. But when Julia’s past catches up with her, doubt creeps into Chris’s heart. Can he really trust her and her stories?

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Author Information

Discover more about Kimberley Woodhouse at: kimberleywoodhouse.com

Danielle’s Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


A Gem of Truth is the second book in Kimberley Woodhouse’s Secrets of the Canyon historical romance series set around the Grand Canyon.

I loved returning to the splendor of the Grand Canyon. In this story, we explore a fictional legend that adds danger and intrigue to the story. I also enjoyed the interaction between Julia and Chris. It made the ending all more more climactic!

Julia’s wrestling with storytelling verses telling the truth … the author made her so relatable that I wanted everyone to believe her and for her to get to tell her stories!

The danger and mystery in this book were excellent. I wish there would have been a bit more romantic elements, especially since I loved watching those two interact. Overall, this was an engaging, entertaining story, which I enjoyed.

If you’re looking for a historical adventure, grab yourself a copy of A Gem of Truth!

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