Title: Where Treasure Hides
Author: Johnnie Alexander
My rating is 5 stars out of 5.
This is a mystery within a mystery with WW II set as the backdrop for this heartwarming novel. Characters that compel the reader to hope for their success or pray they are captured for their crimes are included. One of the main characters is a young woman, Alison, who is a very gifted artist and has been raised mainly by her father after the loss of her mother.
Alison is sent to Holland to be with her grandfather and to run their famous family art gallery. The family has secrets that seem to be dark and cause Alison to face her fears and overcome them with her faith before they destroy her heart. Alison loses her heart to a British officer when their eyes first meet and the audience travels with them through tears and triumph in the novel.
Some of the storyline reminded me of the movie Monuments Men and other novels that tell of brave people trying to preserve their nation’s culture as seen in various forms of art. Love, forgiveness, anger, regret, and many other feelings are expressed in this touching tale. The protection of the Jewish people is also another theme woven throughout the book. The bravery and courage many countrymen exhibited through their resistance movements still speaks to my heart.
I hope you take time to read this treat written with such authentic attention to detail as well as how faith in Him kept the characters from giving up hope in their darkest hours. I enjoyed the freedom in her heart Alison experiences as she chooses to believe God as well as sharing her artistic talent, seeing it as a gift to uplift many people.
Where do our treasures hide? Are they earthly or beyond this time and space? Read the story written by Johnnie Alexander and see if your heart doesn’t become entangled in the novel like mine did all the way to the last page. Where Treasure Hides is truly a masterpiece!
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