First in the Sapphire Brides series, A Treasure Concealed is a book for all who like historical fiction. It is set in the late eighteen hundreds in the America’s West. It is the year of 1895 in Montana, twenty-three-year-old Emily Carver lives with her parents, a dying mother and a father who is obsessed with panning for gold. He believes he is going to “strike it rich”soon. Emily dresses as a man to hide her body and looks from the men that live in Yogo City, a declining mining town. Always wanting to please her parents by moving from camp to camp to pan for gold, she dreams of having a normal life of being married with children and a house. . Caeden Thibault , a geologist,enters the picture when he camps on the Carver property while performing geological surveys for the government. Caeden has no interest in marriage or settling in one place because he is afraid he will become like his abusive father. Caiden blames his father for his mother’s death and although he inherited the family business and wealth, he does not want to be a part of the crooked business his father owned. Emily’s mother meets Caeden and tells him that God sent him there to marry Emily. He is running from God and cannot believe that God has anything to do with him or anyone else for that matter. Two totally opposite young people find themselves growing more and more emotionally attached. Amid danger, land grabbing, murders and much suspense, Peterson writes a gripping tale.Will either of them be willing to give up their dreams? Will Carver find his gold? Will Emily ever have a home with a picket fence and children? Only when Caeden forgives his angered past and Emily repents of being self-supportive, do they find love with each other. I was given a copy of this book for my review from Bethany House Publishers.