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Artist Alison Schuyler spends her time working in her family’s renowned art gallery, determined to avoid the curse that has followed the Schuyler clan from the Netherlands to America and back again. She’s certain that true love will only lead to tragedy—that is, until a chance meeting at Waterloo station brings Ian Devlin into her life. Drawn to the bold and compassionate British Army captain, Alison begins to question her fear of love as World War II breaks out, separating the two and drawing each into their own battles. While Ian fights for freedom on the battlefield, Alison works with the Dutch Underground to find a safe haven for Jewish children and priceless pieces of art alike. But safety is a luxury war does not allow. As time, war, and human will struggle to keep them apart, will Alison and Ian have the faith to fight for their love, or is it their fate to be separated forever?

Product Details

Published:
August 1, 2015
Binding:
Softcover
Trim Size:
5.5 x 8.25 in.
Pages:
416
ISBN:
978-1-4964-0127-4

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In the spirit of Cara Putman’s Shadowed by Grace and Kristy Cambron’s The Butterfly and the Violin, Johnnie Alexander debuts her historical fiction novel, Where Treasure Hides. Alison Schuyler’s family has spent the last three hundred years building an international reputation of their art gallery in the Netherlands. Her father moved to Chicago years before, disrupting that legacy, while trying to distance himself from a tragic history that devastates every generation of the family. On a journey through London, Alison meets British Army officer Ian Devlin, a man with his own tragic past and an undeniable quality that captures Alison’s attention and heart. With the outbreak of World War II, Alison and Ian find themselves separated by their battles for freedom and oppression under the Nazi regime, Ian’s on the battlefield and Alison’s through her work with the Dutch Underground. Faced with the choice between saving the lives of the people they love and preserving the world’s greatest art, Alison discovers an indescribable hope in God amongst the destruction of a world at war. Overall, I was rather impressed with Ms. Alexander’s novel. I found the story to be quite interesting and the characters well planned and developed. In comparison to many other Christian fiction works related to World War II, Where Treasure Hides also holds the distinction of delving firmly into the topic of art preservation, while remaining relatively believable. Some other works rely heavily on external sources (particularly the recent publications on the Monuments Men), which results in them having generally diluted storylines. In comparison, Ms. Alexander utilizes the strong art background of the main character and her ancestral family to unify the art-inspired elements of the work, creating a natural connection between the overarching storyline and the characters’ interaction with world-renowned artwork. The greatest weakness of the novel comes as a result of its generally slower pacing and denser style. Some readers who may enjoy the general storyline concept and the characters, but may be challenged to move through it or even finish it, again depending on their reading pace. Special thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for an advanced copy of Where Treasure Hides! Thanks! Brittany at BooksandBiscuits.com

Absolutely loved the preview to the book. I am anxious to read more. I love that the English soldier is a Christian and am anxious to find out more about the Schuyler family secret curse and what will happen between Alison and Ian.