Lady of a Thousand Treasures

Lady of a Thousand Treasures

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 unexpect Miss Eleanor Sheffield is a talented evaluator of antiquities, trained to know the difference between a genuine a...

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Title:Lady of a Thousand Treasures
Author:Sandra Byrd
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1496426835
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Lady of a Thousand Treasures Reviews

  • Melissa
    Oct 04, 2018
    I have long been a fan of Sandra Byrd's books, because she can immerse you into a Gothic setting and help you feel like you are there (and you'll be thankful you are not, with some of the scenes in the jail I don't think I would be able to handle it!). This novel has it all--romance, i...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Oct 15, 2018
    I loved all the amazing historical details in this story! It was fascinating to see how a middle class family interacted with the wealthy upper crust of society, accepting commissions and providing them with rare and valuable collectibles and antiques. Eleanor is in a highly unique po...
  • Melanie Dobson
    Jun 22, 2018
    Like the antiquities prized in this novel, Lady of a Thousand Treasures is a rare treasure of its own. I was swept away from the first page, back to Victorian England and into the haunting mysteries of the Watchfield House. With endearing characters and impeccable research, Sandra Byrd...
  • Laura
    Oct 24, 2018
    Although I've heard so much about Sandra Byrd's books, this is the first time I've had the pleasure of reading one. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel set in 18th century England, with the strong and intelligent female heroine Eleanor Sheffield. Eleanor has been trained from childhood ...
  • Michelle Griep
    Aug 05, 2018
    It?s a rare book that I put on my keeper shelf. Lady of a Thousand Treasures earns one of those coveted spots. Sandra Byrd?s writing is an absolute piece of art. The plot kept me guessing until the very end. The story, the characters, the intrigue all blend into a delicious read, m...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Oct 29, 2018
    With the flair and panache of a lush Dickensian feast married with a stark and realistic look at the quick drop to a life of debtor's prison, Byrd spins a gilt-tinted world of betrayal, mystery and opulence. A slow-burn love story woven in expert prose, Byrd uses her unparalleled sense...
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    Oct 14, 2018
    4.5 Stars LADY OF A THOUSAND TREASURES is a story set at a time when women were trying to take more control of their lives, but were still very much controlled by men and the whims of society. This creates an interesting backdrop for this story, where a woman who is trained in a "ma...
  • Laura
    Jul 11, 2018
    Lady of a Thousand Treasures is truly a treasure of a Gothic romance, aptly named! Sandra Byrd is the rare writer whose evocative, atmospheric prose grabs hold and doesn?t let go, delivering a complex, intelligent novel infused with romance and faith, an enigmatic hero who will steal...
  • Renee
    Aug 05, 2018
    I am not at all surprised that this book is FABULOUS! *Mild spoiler* I am forever ruined for all other romantic heroes by Lord Harry Lyndey and his speech at the very end of the book. It has to do with the book title. Trust me, you will swoon. This book really is a treasure! Full revie...
  • Beth
    Sep 28, 2018
    Lady of a Thousand Treasures is another winning novel by Sandra Byrd. I was held fast by this story of Ellie Sheffield, a talented evaluator of antiquities, as well as a lady who has fallen on hard times. Trained by her father to spot the difference between a genuine artifact and a fak...
  • writer...
    Aug 22, 2018
    Highly Anticipated Reading . . . Excellent 1st in new Victorian Ladies historical fiction series by accomplished writer, Sandra Byrd. A captivating romance of Victorian England by the accomplished author of The Daughters of Hampshire series, Sandra Byrd. Eleanor Sheffield's life is...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Nov 03, 2018
    I?ve read Sandra Byrd before and have loved her, she?s written a couple of different series all with a Christian base. I?ve always enjoyed her stories as they have a little romance and mystery mixed together with a sprinkling of Christian ideology. This book has been one that ...
  • Shantelle
    Nov 02, 2018
    Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd is the first book to a new historical series called THE VICTORIAN LADIES. It was quite a lovely read! I enjoyed our main character, Miss Eleanor Sheffield, and her knowledge of treasures. And also, her own journey of trusting God and finding ...
  • Kav
    Feb 01, 2019
    "Sometimes starting anew is the best way to move forward. Even if it seems like you've lost." Wow -- I'm gobsmacked! Don't even know where to begin. There's just so many layers to this story and it's so cleverly laid out. Subtle subtext that say one thing but mask a deeper meaning i...
  • Megan
    Oct 02, 2018
    Sandra Byrd does it again with her newest book ?Lady of a Thousand Treasures!? Her first book in the ?Victorian Ladies? series is full of mystery, history and romance! Sandra Byrd is one of my favorite contemporary authors because she writes history with such a depth and kno...
  • Clara
    Sep 24, 2018
    I do so enjoy a well-crafted story. "It is only by testing or being tested that we understand whether the substance or the person is at it appears to be or is merely masquerading" Exquisite. Full of twists turns and speculations to haunt as any good gothic novel must. Engaging, ...
  • Suzie Waltner
    Oct 11, 2018
    4.5 stars I have so many thoughts running through my head after finishing this book, this may get a little long-winded (there?s just that much to say). But I?ll do my best to rein it in! First, let?s talks about Eleanor Sheffield. This young woman is a contradiction, much ...
  • Jamie
    Oct 09, 2018
    I?m all about trying out new authors and expanding my reading horizons, BUT I also love having my go-to authors, where I know each book I read will be (and is!) simply fabulous, entertaining, and always added to the bookshelf. Sandra Byrd is one such author and her latest, once again...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 04, 2018
    "He left me and did not return when he said he would. Not once, but twice." Filled with doubts about the one man who captured her heart and then dared to misplace it, Eleanor Sheffield is commissioned to either place the vast treasures of the recently deceased Lord Lydney into a mus...
  • Staci
    Sep 23, 2018
    Sandra Byrd has become one of my favorite authors. I love the way she weaves a Gothic tale with a good measure of light. In the first of The Victorian Ladies Series, readers learn a great deal about the hobby of collecting and the need to have evaluators to determine the authenticity o...
  • Sydney
    Nov 07, 2018
    Sandra Byrd?s Lady of a Thousand Treasures has everything a reader wants in a historical novel. Taking place in the Victorian time period this fabulous novel is filled with just the right amount of historical details and characters, as well as a fabulous combination of mystery and ro...
  • Phyllis
    Oct 17, 2018
    Where your treasure is. . . My rating is 4.5 stars Harry was chronically late. Eleanor had even come to expect it of him. And she felt that his tardiness reflected a lack of care for her. In fact, there were so many little signs, and some bigger ones, that maybe he couldn?t be ...
  • Tamara
    Feb 10, 2019
    Having read The Daugther of Hampshire Series, I was anticipating Sandra's Byrd's new series, The Victorian Ladies, Lady of a Thousand Treasures and it proved to be just as challenging as her previous series was. I don't mean that as a bad thing, but trying to be an independent woman in...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Oct 15, 2018
    I have read Sandra Byrd's Renaissance series with Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth and her Daughters of Hampshire series, so I was ready to dive into the first book into her new series about Victorian ladies and their treasure. A good historical novel teaches me something about history ...
  • Susan
    Sep 25, 2018
    This much anticipated series starts off with a winner! Ms. Byrd is at the top of her game providing her readers with an original storyline rich with lyrical prose, filled with twists and unexpected turns, endearing characters and spiritual truths that kept me eagerly turning the pages ...
  • Trixi
    Aug 13, 2018
    This immediately caught my attention with it's centuries old antiques passed down from generation to generation. My mother instilled the love of all things old, especially glass items. So when I read about five hundred year Venetian glass, I had to look up pictures! Gorgeous pieces pas...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 01, 2018
    What a wonderful surprise this book was. Rich in Victorian details, with historically appropriate main characters and a compellingly told story, I found myself unable to put this book down. The realistic doubts and struggles the heroine had, with her perceived place in society and with...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Oct 23, 2018
    Oh my word this book is a CHUNCKER, and honestly it was SO intimidating to me. It's almost 500 pages y'all! (Okay it's not actually, more like 450 story wise, but STILL!) The topic of this book is very intriguing to me, even though I'm not a treasure expert. ? Sadly I think I'm...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    Oct 08, 2018
    Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd is a treasure indeed. I found it hard to put aside this exceptional novel to take care of my daily chores. Sandra immerses us into the lives of Eleanor Sheffield, a curator and evaluator of antiquities, and the wealthy collectors who ...
  • OLT
    Feb 07, 2019
    I got this on a reduced-price day. It's an okay read but I would have resented paying full price for it. The premise of the story sounded good but the author didn't make the best use of it in its development. There's a romance here and a mystery. Neither is compelling. Main characte...