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Forever Hidden

(The Treasures of Nome #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  589 ratings  ·  114 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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Deanne Patterson
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Nome, Alaska is the setting of this book and I loved all the rich descriptions the authors had included in the book. I was able to perfectly visualize the setting as I was reading because I was transported to amazing Alaska.
Secrets, we all keep them. Some are nothing but some are pretty big and can cause so much grief for ourselves and others.
A wonderful start to the , The Treasures of Nome series readers will quickly become engrossed in the story.
Three sisters have a strong bond with each othe
Paula Shreckhise
This is a story of many hidden secrets. Would those secrets be kept or would their revelation cause heartache years later?
The Powell family has known heartache and tragedy and they move with Grandfather Chuck Bundrant to Nome, Alaska and build a substantial dairy farm complete with chickens to serve the people of Nome. Life is busy and hard in such a fierce climate but the three daughters of Melissa Powell have their music and their faith to sustain them. When health problems loom, God sends an
I’m never quite sure what to expect of dual-author stories, but I honestly felt like this pairing brought out the strengths of both authors and I loved the story that resulted. It’s set in the early years in Nome, Alaska and features three musically-talented sisters, their mother, and their grandfather. There is a mystery surrounding the loss of their father, plus tragedy to overcome as the mother and grandfather face serious health issues.

I enjoyed seeing the girls figure out how to support the
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 grandfat ...more
Andrea Cox
Every time I’ve read a Tracie Peterson novel, I’ve been impressed with the complexity of the story. This book is another prime example of that. Once again, she’s featured a trio of sisters (this was also done in the Heart of the Frontier trilogy I recently read), and I think she handles this masterfully.

This book, of course, has a co-author, Mrs. Kimberley Woodhouse, and I’ve enjoyed another of her books with Mrs. Peterson, In the Shadow of Denali. I was delighted to see that this one was just a
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Nice start to a new series by author team Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. It was fun to read the forward and learn how Kimberley's own experience with raising chickens is reflected in the novel. The three daughters in this series are modeled after her piano students that are also enthusiastic readers.

Forever Hidden has all the key elements of an engaging historical romance. There is vivid imagery (Nome, Alaska), villains, family secrets, historical details and endearing characters. I en
Linda Klager
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow - what a powerful book! I loved the cover of the book showing a photo of a beautiful red haired woman walking into the hills of Nome, Alaska.

Melissa and Chris Powell had 3 beautiful red haired daughters. Melissa loved her husband, but unfortunately, her husband like to get drunk, gamble and have relationships with other women. Melissa and her daughters never had a stable life. Then Melissa's Father, Chuck, told Melissa that her husband died and was buried. Apparently Chris got into a bar fig
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
FOREVER HIDDEN is the latest by this dynomite writing dual and despite the somewhat slow start, by the time I got to chapter two I was fully engrossed.

I absolutely fell in love with John and Havyn and her sweet grandfather. I loved Havyn's quirky personality and I would love to hear all the music in this book. John is such a sweetie. Loving and kind and giving, seeking not himself.

Everyone had secrets though and some of them might be deadly. There are a couple twists. One I saw coming and the o
Abigail Harris
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: remo-2021
It took me so long to finally read this and get into it! I was stuck at 36 pages for MONTHS.

3.5 stars.

For some reason I had the hardest time getting into this book!

After being stuck at 36 pages I sat down and forced myself to read it the rest of the way. And, I enjoyed it.

It was a wonderful start to a new series from a favorite author with characters that just beg you to like them even as they show they are flawed and imperfectly a family.

Due to content I recommend 18+
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book starts out with Melissa’s dad telling her, that her husband had died. That her husband had been stealing money and borrowing money the whole time they were married. Melissa and her dad agree that moving to Alaska and opening a dairy farm would be best for them and Melissa’s 3 young daughters. The story then moves to years later when the grandfather is ill and needing a foreman. A man shows up with a package from his grandfather’s old friend and agrees to marry one of the daughters. Ever ...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 peop
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 to
Rebekah Lewis
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of forgiveness. With accounts told from first hand experiences from the authors. All told in a really incredible way.

I became attached to the Powells and John Roselli very quickly. I'm so looking forward to book two!

I loved how passionate Hayvn and her sisters, Madysen and Whitney are. About music, and family and life. It really showed those things in a beautiful light.

I related a lot to Hayvn and her struggles. I found myself praying along with her. It seems whenever I read
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.
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Series

I loved this first book in the Nome series. Havyn is the middle sister, and I loved her personality and dynamics with Whitney and Madysn. I look forward to the next book! A great historical fiction with suspense, romance, and faith.
Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse is the first novel in The Treasures of Nome series. Forever Hidden is a well-written novel that is rich with history and developed characters. I thought the authors captured the time period and the locale. The descriptions of Nome were beautiful (made me want to visit). The three Powell sisters are so talented. Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen each play an instrument. The three women have varying personalities. Whitney, the eldest, is strong wi ...more
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 s
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 ch
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
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“Sometimes secrets need to stay hidden. Forever. For the good of everyone.”

The Powell family and their Grandfather Chuck Bundrant’s new home in Nome, Alaska provided another heartfelt story by this dual author team. The three sisters were gifted with music as well as their own individual strengths and flaws.

John Roselli was amazed how the Lord directed his steps as he delivered a package to Chuck Bundrant. He did not anticipate finding work in Nome. The hidden older secrets and new ones brought
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 e
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
I love reading books set in early days of Alaska and I really looked forward to sitting down for a good read but it wasn't to be. I found the plot extremely unrealistic; though the setting and the characters were well described the likely hood of these fabulous, gorgeous, educated, literate, musical geniuses growing up in the middle of no-where descended from people who were home educated out of thin air was more than I could swallow. There were too many leaps in reality for me to get into the s ...more
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 on ...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! ...more
LInda L
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I was interested in this book because I love reading about Alaska. The story was implausible, but I kept reading anyway. Three sisters, all musically talented along with their mother, kind and wealthy grandfather, dead father??, and handsome man from Italy. And evil benefactor. And chickens. And cows. And sheep. And conversations with God. Use your imagination and you'll think of a story line. However, I loved reading about Nome in the gold rush days. ...more
Eddist Rhett
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Granddad, Giuseppe( Nonne, ), John, Melissa Powell and her three daughters

Ms. Tracie, Ms. Kimberley,
I love and adore your stories, Alaska anything gets my attention. This amazing story of love, loss ,hope took me on an amazing journey. I'm always in your stories, especially Alaska ( my list of places to visit). About 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and have now begun suffering with chronic full body pain, migraines, eye disease, joint replacement. Enough, that's to let you know
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Note: I originally acquired an ARC via NetGalley, however was not able to review it at the time, due to a technical glitch andmy own ineptitude as I learned how to use the associated eReading/ARC sideloading technology and software. I have since acquired the print copy, but still thank the publisher for granting me the ARC and will belatedly provide my honest feedback.

I was nervous about trying more Tracie Peterson, but given I had experienced only one series of hers and heard others (especially
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An interesting story during the Alaskan Gold Rush

My rating is 4.5 stars

I'm of the opinion that one of the signs of a great historical fiction novel is that it makes me want to search out something I've read to learn more about it. In Forever Hidden, there were several such treasures.

The Powell sisters were so delightful in their enthusiasm for music and their love for their mother and grandfather. Each was so different and yet they had a strong bond.

John was my favorite character. All alone in t
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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

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