About the Book
Escaping her shattered past is much more difficult than she imagined.
Julia Schultz has a reputation for being a storyteller, or as others see it, a liar. But with her dark and painful past, stories are all that have kept her company throughout her life. Longing for a fresh start and a second chance to earn real trust, Julia takes a job as a Harvey Girl at the El Tovar Hotel, where she’s challenged to be her true self.
Learning the trade of a master jeweler is hard work, but Christopher Miller takes pride in running his family’s small shop and earning the respect of the people around him. But when he discovers that he has six weeks to buy his building from his landlord before it is sold, he must find a way to save his grandfather’s legacy.
United by the discovery of a legendary treasure, Chris and Julia find hope in each other. But when Julia’s past catches up with her, doubt creeps into Chris’s heart. Can he really trust her and her stories?
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In My Opinion
For anyone who has ever felt unloved or less than or unseen, A Gem of Truth by Kimberley Woodhouse is for you.
Despite Julia’s propensity for stretching the truth and making up stories, she is a likable character from the moment she appears on the page. A hard worker, and defender of those she sees treated poorly, and a woman trying to find her place in her world, Julia is someone I think almost everyone can relate to because we’ve all felt like she has at one time or another in our lives.
Add in a treasure hunt, villains, and a jeweler who makes an excellent hero for Julia, and this second book in Woodhouse’s Secrets of the Canyon series one that you won’t want to put down. With all of that to love, my favorite character in this book was Ruth and her tender heart for the Harvey House girls—Julia in particular—at the El Tovar Hotel. I am so glad she gets her own story in this series.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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