Where Treasure Hides

Where Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander Donley

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Where the Treasure Hides

Good Read!

The historical genre for inspirational has opened up to include World War 2.  I’m grateful for that because fictional Where  Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander Donley is a treasure of history that we need to be aware of right now. We do not want history to repeat itself and through well written fiction like Where the Treasure Hides perhaps we will be more aware of what is happening around us.

The story line involves artist Allison Schuyler, sent back to Holland by her grief-stricken father to live with her grandfather and aunt. The family owns a well-known art gallery.

Allison loves art more than anything until she meets Ian Devlin on a trip to England. The war around them is escalating and Alison doesn’t want to love any one. She believes the family is cursed. If she marries Ian he will die. and with the war the possibility of that occurring is even greater.

As the story title implies there is treasure—the paintings created by the Masters. They must be hidden and protected but at what cost? Is it more important than a human life? These are decisions Alison must make.

Where  Treasure Hides is an excellent read and while there is a healthy dose of history it does not over-ride the story which I found pleasant.

 

Are you excited about finding a new historical set in WW2?

Diana



 

16 thoughts on “Where Treasure Hides

  1. Donna Winters says:

    Johnnie,
    Congratulations on your first published book! I’ve been writing historical fiction since 1984 and I know how intense the research process can be. Sounds like you’ve succeeded with your story and I wish you the very best as you promote it and move on to create more historical fiction.
    Donna Winters

    • Johnnie says:

      Donna, you are so sweet. Thank you! It’s especially fun to find out something and just know it needs to go in the novel. And it’s aggravating to realize (after it’s too late) that my Dutch characters should have worn sabots, or wooden shoes, at least once during the story. 🙂

      What’s your favorite era to research?

    • Johnnie says:

      Hi, Retha. While it’s true that I read a big stack of books and watched several documentaries, I enjoyed every minute of it. Different aspects of World War II history are fascinating to me — and a great deal, of course, is deeply tragic. The looting of the art by the Nazis just captured my imagination and the story grew from there. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

    • Diana Brandmeyer says:

      Hi Retha,
      Yes, she did work hard and it shows. This is her first book but it reads like her 3rd. 🙂
      Blessings,
      Diana

  2. Susan Joy Schleef says:

    Hi Diana, One of the things I love about the Ultimate Blog Challenge is that I get to explore blogs I would otherwise never have known about. This sounds like a good setting for a dramatic and engaging novel. Unfortunately for me, I rarely have time to read fiction since I am working a fulltime job and spending all my spare time starting a business!

    • Diana Brandmeyer says:

      Susan,
      It is fun to find the unknown to me blogs.
      I understand about the time factor. I need more of it. 🙂
      Diana

      • Johnnie says:

        Susan, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Wishing you the best with your new business. (Diana, I can use more time, too, if you figure out how to manufacture it.)

        • Diana Brandmeyer says:

          Johnnie,
          I’ve been looking for the extra time but I think I missed it when it wa on clearance after Christmas.
          Diana

    • Diana Brandmeyer says:

      Kathleen, glad it sounds good to you. I enjoyed. It is an ebook and right now the price is a good one.
      Blessings,
      Diana

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