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Friday, October 5, 2018

"Lady of a Thousand Treasures" by Sandra Byrd Blitz & GIVEAWAY


Welcome to the blog blitz & giveaway for Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Title: Lady of a Thousand Treasures
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical/Gothic Romance

Miss Eleanor Sheffield is a talented evaluator of antiquities, trained to know the difference between a genuine artifact and a fraud. But with her father’s passing and her uncle’s decline into dementia, the family business is at risk. In the Victorian era, unmarried Eleanor cannot run Sheffield Brothers alone.

The death of a longtime client, Baron Lydney, offers an unexpected complication when Eleanor is appointed the temporary trustee of the baron’s legendary collection. She must choose whether to donate the priceless treasures to a museum or allow them to pass to the baron’s only living son, Harry—the man who broke Eleanor’s heart.

Eleanor distrusts the baron’s motives and her own ability to be unbiased regarding Harry’s future. Harry claims to still love her and Eleanor yearns to believe him, but his mysterious comments and actions fuel her doubts. When she learns an Italian beauty accompanied him on his return to England, her lingering hope for a future with Harry dims.

With the threat of debtor’s prison closing in, Eleanor knows that donating the baron’s collection would win her favor among potential clients, saving Sheffield Brothers. But the more time she spends with Harry, the more her faith in him grows. Might Harry be worthy of his inheritance, and her heart, after all? As pressures mount and time runs out, Eleanor must decide whom she can trust—who in her life is false or true, brass or gold—and what is meant to be treasured.

A threading of voices spooled throughout the expansive chamber wherein we waited, voices so decently quiet as to be murmurs. All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a fin-ger pointing deep within the earth. Perhaps it was the good Lord’s way of informing us exactly where the soul of the recently departed had found its final resting place.
I did not believe Lord Lydney had ascended.
And yet Lydney had been my father’s friend, patron, and benefactor. Many spoke admiringly of him. Truth be told, he had on occasion been charitable to me. I had once believed he would be my father-in-law.
That notion had passed



After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published fifty books.

Sandra's delighted to kick off her new historical romance series with Tyndale House Publishers, Victorian Ladies, with Lady of a Thousand Treasures. The three-book Victorian Ladies series follows her historically sound Gothic romances, Daughters of Hampshire, launched with the bestselling Mist of Midnight, which earned a coveted Editor's Choice award from the Historical Novel Society. The second book, Bride of a Distant Isle, has been selected by Romantic Times as a Top Pick. The third in the series, A Lady in Disguise, was published in 2017. Check out her contemporary adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, which was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2011, and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012.

Sandra has published dozens of books for kids, tweens, and teens, including the bestselling The One Year Be-Tween You and God Devotions for Girls. She continued her work as a devotionalist, with The One Year Home and Garden Devotions, and The One Year Experiencing God's Love Devotional.

Please visit www.sandrabyrd.com to learn more or to invite Sandra to your book club via Skype.



(1) winner will receive:

  • a copy of Lady of a Thousand Treasures (print to US addresses OR ebook to intl), and
  • $25 Starbucks London Gift Card – works anywhere in the world at standalone Starbucks stores

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 1, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 8, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. Thank you for hosting today. This cover is lovely. I love how at this time she is working in an antique shop. On my to read list now.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

    1. Hi Lori!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, this cover is so pretty! It is so cool how she evaluates antiques. You learn so much about that process and Ms. Byrd describes the various antiques so well. I hope you can pick it up soon! Thanks again!

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    1. I agree! Thanks so much for stopping by to comment : )

  3. Loving antiques the way I do I'm looking forward to reading this. I agree,the cover is lovely. It's on my TRL.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

    1. Hi Carol! O, you will absolutely love this book if you love antiques! Thanks for commenting!


    1. Yes, everyone is raving over this beautiful cover! I agree. Thanks, Virginia, for stopping by and commenting : )

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    1. Thank you Carrie. I'm honored to be a part of the tour : )

  6. Beautiful cover. All the best. X

    1. Hi Deirdre! I agree about the cover. Thanks for your comment. I wish you all the best as well! xx

  7. I'd love to read this--it really sounds great!

    1. Hi Kara! Great to see you on here. I hope you get the chance to read it!

  8. Thank you for being part of the blog blog blitz for "Lady of a Thousand Treasures" by Sandra Byrd hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.

    Enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait for the opportunity to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Hi Kay! It's my pleasure. Yes, isn't that a great excerpt--it really makes you want more of the story! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I love Sandra's books and this one about an antique evaluator sounds just like my cup of tea! Thanks for the review.

    1. Hi Arletta! It's nice to meet another Sandra Byrd fan! I think you will love this one if you love her other books! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!