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Where Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

What is this book about?

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?

My review:

As with many fictional stories from this time in history, the atrocities of war really stood out. But in the midst of the valleys was the hope of love and better days. Alison and Ian meet early in the story and their love story was developed throughout the several years of war.

I enjoyed both Alison and Ian as well as their relationships with their family and friends. I was drawn into their sorrows and rejoiced at their victories.

The story was told over several years with long stretches of time between some chapters. Sometimes I found it jarring. The epilogue, which answered some lingering questions, left me feeling unsettled as if the story wasn’t finished.

Despite the ravages of war, true love won in the end which made me a happy reader.

What I enjoyed most about this book

Ian meeting Libby.

What I didn’t like about this book:

The epilogue left me with the feeling that the story hadn’t ended.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. The characters were compelling and the love story was heartwarming. This is a standalone novel.

I received this book complimentary in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Johnnie Alexander, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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