Item description for Tomorrow's Treasure (East of the Sun #1) by Linda Chaikin...
Overview Raised by her aunt and uncle at the rectory in the small English village of Grimston Way, lovely Evy Varley remembers little of her missionary parents and nothing of South Africa, the land where she was orphaned during the Zulu War of 1878. But when Sir Rogan Chantry, the arrogant and handsome son of the local Squire, accuses Evy's mother of stealing the infamous Kimberly Black Diamond, Evy sets out to prove the rogue wrong and clear her mother's name. Secrets abound, however, from the diamond mines of South Africa to the halls of her own beloved rectory. Strangers come to Grimston Way for their own mysterious purposes, a stunned Evy finds that her own aunt and uncle may have concealed disturbing truths about her family, and the dashing Sir Rogan has his own reasons to seek the missing diamond. Yet despite Rogan's seemingly rakish ways and the class differences that render a romance between them impossible, Evy finds herself drawn to the man who was once her childhood friend and now holds the keys to her heart. Faced with a dangerous past and an uncertain future, Evy must draw upon her wits and her faith to pursue Tomorrow's Treasure. A story of faith, danger and romance, Tomorrow's Treasure is a masterpiece of historical suspense fiction.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.39" Width: 5.58" Height: 1.18" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2003
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series East Of The Sun
Series Number 1
ISBN 1578565138 ISBN13 9781578565139
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Chaikin
LINDA LEE CHAIKIN has written over thirty top selling books, including The Silk House series and For Whom the Stars Shine, a finalist for the prestigious Christy Award. Two of her novels have been awarded the Silver Angel Award for excellence. Linda is a graduate of Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and taught neighborhood Bible classes for many years. She and her husband make their home in Northern California where her favorite recreations are reading and taking vacations where the wind blows through lonely deserts and ghost towns.
Linda Lee Chaikin currently resides in the state of California. Linda Lee Chaikin was born in 1943.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Tomorrow's Treasure (East of the Sun #1)?
Excellent story; so-so writing Jul 29, 2007
This was the first book by Linda Lee Chaikin that I ever read and I must admit that I very nearly stopped reading it after just a few pages. Ms. Chaikin has a tendency to introduce many characters all at once, without giving any information on their background or how they are related to the other characters. Throughout the first couple of chapters, I really felt like I was reading a soap-opera. It wasn't until halfway through the book (or later) that some of the relationships were fully explained. That could have been done when they were introduced without detracting from the story whatsoever, and it would have allowed me to enjoy the story more thoroughly without constantly flipping pages back to figure out how a certain character was related to another.
Perhaps even more frustrating were several grammar and spelling errors that I cannot solely blame on Ms. Chaikin. Surely, every book that is published passes through several people's hands before it ever reaches a bookshelf. Whoever proofreads her books does not do their job, however, because these spelling and grammar errors are present in every book by Ms. Chaikin that I have read.
Criticisms of writing technique aside, Ms. Chaikin has a gift for weaving stories. This is the type of book that once you start reading it, you will not want to put it down. It is an excellent story involving a very loveable young lady who falls in love with a man that seems to be out of her league. I would recommend that you also get the other two books in the series, as they continue the main story line.
If you can muddle through the writing technique and often soap-opera like familial associations, then you will truly enjoy the story.
Good book!! May 2, 2007
I wish I could give it 4.5 stars! I think 5 stars should be preserved for my absolute favorite books, although this was good, I still like some others a little better. I really liked this book, although I think it is a bit frustrating at times; the main character is sometimes too much like a door mat! Besides the door mat thing, I liked the characters and how the story ends! I liked the plot and the storyline too. I can't wait to see the next book, I want to see what happens next!! Good job Linda!
Great start to a great series! Dec 29, 2006
What a refreshing series! Once again, Linda Chaikin delivers a tale of romance, intrigue, murder, and fascinating history...she's so unique in the Christian romance world. Although this book is slower in its pacing than her Egypt trilogy ("Arabian Winds", etc.), I was interested at all times because of the wonderful interactions between Rogan and Evy. The relationship between the two was perfectly paced and wonderfully written. The plot was interesting as well...I grew up in Africa, so I was eager to read all the fascinating facts about the history of South Africa. I'm just getting started with Linda's books, and I can't wait!
Very enjoyable! Oct 4, 2006
Just finished this book and was very pleased, can't wait to read the next two. The beginning of the book is a little slow and it does go on and on about her childhood but it is well worth it in the end. I would like to marry Rogan myself! All in all, a very good read.
Awesome! May 23, 2006
This is a really good book! If you haven't read it then your missing out on one of Chaikin's best series! Tomorrow's Treasure is both a romance and a mystery. Definately a book you won't be able to put down!