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Forever Hidden

(The Treasures of Nome #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  34 reviews
For Havyn Powell, growing up on her grandfather Chuck Bondrant's dairy outside the 1904 gold-rush boomtown of Nome, Alaska, offered all she needed. She had the love of her mother, two sisters, and grandfather. But now, at 23, Havyn realizes the stability of her life may soon vanish. Havyn is determined to find a way to keep the family together, but her grandfather's health ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers
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Set in Nome, Alaska during the Alaskan Gold Rush, three sisters: Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen along with their mother and grandfather, are surviving quite well on their farm selling eggs and milk to the miners. The three girls along with their mother are all talented instrumentalists and singers so they add to their income by entertaining on the weekend at the Roadhouse Cafe. The grandson, John Roselli, of an old friend from their previous home in Colorado appears with a package from his ...more
Amanda Geaney
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars - Very Good Christian Historical Romance

I enjoyed the family dynamics, farm antics, and slow-burn romance.
Becca-Rae Weidel
Oh, the secrets people keep and just what hiding them can do. In Forever Hidden, we are introduced to the three Powell sisters along with their love of music and their headstrong, red-headed personalities as they find themselves dealing with circumstances they never expected.

I think my favorite part of this novel was the cast of characters. Even though this was really Havyn's story, I appreciated getting to know each of the other members of her family and how they'd all been shaped into the
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I had to get used to the slower pace, but I think it was perfect for this story. I really enjoyed meeting the Powell sisters and their family. I loved their loyalty and love for each other. I also liked that they were so musically talented. I really liked John’s character. I’m really looking forward to reading this whole series!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Forever Hidden is a sweet yet heart wrenching story of three girls who are sisters. Three incredibly talented and opinionated girls. The characters are definitely what draw the reader in to the pages. They are incredibly well developed, and they each have their own wonderful personalities with flaws to which readers can relate.

The setting of a dairy farm is well done. We have goats that we milk and use that milk to make cheese so I really enjoyed that part of the story. We use to have seventy
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book so much!! These two ladies are just absolutely the best!! I try not to miss any of their books!!
You know, you just gotta love redheads especially if they are as talented as Haven, Madysen and Whitney! I certainly can relate to these awesome ladies real well!
I love the different spelling of Madysen's name. These ladies are loving, close, stubborn and happy as long as they have each other. I'm so jealous! I've always wanted a sibling. I do but I wasn't raised with them.
Music is
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Close your eyes and you will be transported to Nome, Alaska and it will be 1904. This book paints a picture of farming near a mining town and the hardships and good times of a close knit family. Music is the key that opens the door to their hearts and hidden secrets is what keeps the same doors closed. I love the characters of three red headed sisters each having a unique personality and their family dynamics with a loving, protective grandfather and their mother. The strength they have in dire ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forever Hidden
By Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse
I enjoyed reading this book. There was romance, history, and intrigue. The authors worked well at turning a story together. I look forward to reading about the rest of this family in the future.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fans of Tracie Peterson will enjoy Forever Hidden, because of her experience writing rich novels set in Alaska. Collaborating with Kimberley Woodhouse for this new Treasures of Nome series enriches the story with her musical background. The book is filled with the three Powell sisters who are woven together as a musical tapestry that plays an integral role in the family's survival when their grandfather has a stroke.

Moving to Alaska after the death of their father meant something different to
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first ARC. Thank you BHP to fill this bookless space as I waited for another BH release! I love Tracie Peterson! I tried her in the Land of the Shining Water series as a Prime Reading and have read several since then so u was happy to see she had something new and requested! I have gotten to know Kimberly Woodhouse in Daughters of the Mayflower, which was the next installment was one that I was awaiting, and I feel like I have a new friend! I actually am in a series and didn’t want ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice slow moving story, Havyn and John meet when John comes to deliver a package to Havyn's grandfather, from John's grandfather. He becomes foreman of the family farm upsetting Havyn's sister Whitney. As time goes on, he becomes a very important part of the family, an indispensable member. Throughout the story Havyn and John become closer and closer, as their friendship grows. An all around lovely story to enjoy!
Lisa Johnson
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: Forever Hidden (The Treasures of Nome ##1)
Author: Tracie Peterson & Kimberly Woodhouse
Pages: 368
Year: 2020
Publisher: Bethany
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I always enjoy tales set in Alaska; it seems like such a beautiful place! Readers will enjoy the beautiful scenery described, the mystery involved and the three red-headed young ladies who are at the center of the novel. We meet their mother, Melissa Powell, as she raises three daughters in the rugged land and uses their musical talents
Heather Russell
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rugged Alaska in the early 1900s was not for the faint of heart. In Forever Hidden, we meet three sisters, along with their mother and grandfather, who live on a successful dairy farm in a booming mining town. Each girl shares the passion of music they inherited from their mother but in a different way.

Although their dairy farm is successful doesn’t mean that they don’t have their share of problems. Each character is plagued with holding onto secrets from the past that only gets more
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Award-winning authors of fiction and nonfiction books Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse start their historical romance "Forever Hidden", published by Baker Publishing Group (Bethany House), in Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1891 where Melissa Powell learns from her father, Chuck Bondrant, that her husband Christopher "died" and is already buried. The decision is taken that she and her three daughters, Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen cannot stay there. The story picks up
Chickens, cows, and beautiful music—what a strange combination to pique a reader’s interest! Mingling the ambiance of The Sound of Music with the knowledge of The Chicken Whisperer, the authors unfold a tale of three twenty-something red-headed, musically talented sisters living in the wilds of Nome, Alaska during the Gold Rush years. Three unique sisters each find joy in their own special place: Whitney the eldest at 25, keeper of the sled dogs and master pianist; Havyn the middle child at 23, ...more
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
At 23 years old, Hayvn Powell lives an enchanted life in Nome, Alaska. Supported by her loving mother and grandfather, Hayvn and her sisters have grown into a trio of strong women. All seems ideal, until a mysterious illness strikes her grandfather, leaving the family looking for a way to hang on to their livelihood.

An unknown gentleman arrives to keep the farm running, but the girls uncover documents that may prove him less than noble. With grandfather and then their mother both falling ill,
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At 23 years old, Hayvn Powell lives an enchanted life in Nome, Alaska. Supported by her loving mother and grandfather, Hayvn and her sisters have grown into a trio of strong women. All seems ideal, until a mysterious illness strikes her grandfather, leaving the family looking for a way to hang on to their livelihood.

An unknown gentleman arrives to keep the farm running, but the girls uncover documents that may prove him less than noble. With grandfather and then their mother both falling ill,
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Forever Hidden is an excellent start to a new series by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. I found the Heart of Alaska series to be very light, but this series is deeply emotional and full of trials. The story is constantly moving and so engaging that the pages just fell away as I read. Whole sections of the book would pass by without me even remembering turning a page. The three sisters have such vibrant and different personalities. John is a strong character in his own right along with ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Forever Hidden introduces us to the Powell sisters whose story we can continue to follow in The Treasures of Nome series. Set in the early 1900s, readers get to see the treatment of the day of pulmonary disease and stroke, complicated by living in the Alaska Territory. The main characters in this novel are models of faith and strength, but also demonstrate the struggles with forgiveness and following one's own agenda that even stalwart Christians face. This novel also addresses the wisdom of ...more
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Two Outstanding Authors; One Great Story

What an endearing, captivating first book in this new series – I hated for it to end as I can’t wait to read the next one! Based in Nome, Alaska during the late 1890’s to early 1900’s during the gold rush, we are introduced to three lovely, strong-willed redheaded sisters who live with their mother Melissa and grandfather Chuck on a working farm. Melissa was blessed with musical talents which she has shared with all three, and they begin performing at the
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chuck Bondurant has been caring for his daughter and granddaughters since their husband/father was killed in Colorado. He has moved the family to Alaska and started a dairy farm. When he has a stroke, the family is left bewildered and searching for a plan to continue without his strong support. Chuck has already made provisions though through John Roselli, the grandson of a good friend in Colorado. John came looking for Chuck when his grandfather died and left him with a request to take a ...more
Nancy Larimer
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Forever Hidden" by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is the first book in the Treasures of Nome book series. The book is historical fiction taking place in the 1904 in a farm town in Alaska. Havyn , her sisters and her Mother live with her grandfather on a farm. The town is a gold rush town and the time period is seen well in this town. Havyn and her sisters have become accomplished musicians. The family lives with the grandfather. He is supportive and helps guide the family. He has a ...more
Terry Houchin
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story!
I long to see Alaska in person. I got a coveted glimpse of life in Alaska during the gold rush.
Though life was difficult for the Powell sisters, they had each other, and their music. It made life more enjoyable for them.
I loved the way the sisters interacted with each other. They knew each others strengths and weaknesses and knew who to count on in any given situation, as well as who not to involve. The girls antics on the farm with the chickens, dogs, and sheep were
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful book written by the writing duo of Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. I felt that both of the authors have gone though kind of a spiritual awakening because there was a lot more faith context in this book then in previous books, and that is a wonderful thing, because sometimes Christian Fiction lacks that faith message.

Even though this book was mainly about Havyn Powell it was wonderful getting to know all three of the girls and how they all fit into the family. I’m
Dianne Sidebottom
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
a new year and and a new book by Tracie and Kimberley ( the usual norm for a few years now) After reading the writer's note about the tough year Kimberley has had I'm more than thankful and gracious we have a new book. (Pray the Lord will continue to heal and be the strength for 2020 for you) Some of my favourite scriptures mentioned in the story from Philippians chapter 4 are just a gentle reminder to be content and think on things that are lovely, true and noble. the Powell sisters, their mum, ...more
Marlene  Moore
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I can express how much I love this book! It was so unique and wonderful story! I was so caught up in what was happening in the story, that I just stayed up reading. It was 4:30 am when I finished and just sat there. I didn't want it to end. The Biblical truths were a HUGE blessing! I needed to hear them and I feel God brought this into my life at the right time. I can't wait for the next book in this series, I don't want to wait, I guess that's a sign that this is an amazing story. ...more
Tama Fortner
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Should some secrets remain forever hidden?

That’s the question three sisters must face—each in her own way—in Forever Hidden.
This sweet romance is laced with just the right tough of drama, intrigue, and danger. And if you like chickens (what a strange line for a review!), you’ll love Havyn Powell and her brood. The first in a new series, veteran authors’ Peterson and Woodhouse spina perfect introduction to what will surely be a series of delightful reads.

*I received a complimentary copy of this
Pegge D Marjamaa
A very refreshing read, I appreciated reading about a family who spoke of their faith in God!

This deserves five because it was about people who were faithful to there belief in God and living a life without corruption or greed. The characters were believable and interesting. It kept my interest all the way through the book. Looking forward to the next book.
I enjoyed all the people in the story as they were so diverse and different from each other. Thank you for sharing your talent and your
Cathy Cermele
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved meeting the Powell family in Forever Hidden. Three musically gifted sisters, their equally gifted mother and the grandfather who loves his family more than anyone or anything else. I adore a storyline with strong family dynamics and Ms. Peterson and Ms. Woodhouse certainly brought the love of family to life within the pages of their latest novel.

In 1904 in Nome, Alaska readers get to know this family and the secrets they keep and on my goodness do they have a lot of secrets but they
Joy Neal
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This historical novel is set in a Colorado mining camp, then on a farm in Nome, Alaska. It's a generational story full of musical red-headed sisters, treachery, intrigue, and God's had an work. Details about the genesis of the book and about a flock of chickens as pets with names are charming, as is the hero who wins the day.
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Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

pen name: Janelle Jamison