A Gem of Truth

series: Secrets of the Canyon

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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?

The Author

  1. Kimberley Woodhouse
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    Kimberley Woodhouse

    Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than forty fiction and nonfiction books. Kim and her incredible husband of thirty-plus years live in Colorado, where they play golf together, spend time with their kids and grandkids, and...

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"The simple but sweet second entry in Woodhouse's Secrets of the Canyon series pits a woman against a pair of thieves in a race to find a treasure in the Grand Canyon. . . . A straightforward moral lesson makes this a solid inspirational historical."

Publishers Weekly

"Adventure, twists and turns, inspiration, and a dash of romance combine to make this an entertaining addition to the series."

Interviews and Reviews

"The treasure hunt plot is full of exciting action. . . . An enjoyable read."

Historical Novels Review

"The main characters are endearing. . . .Their life journeys are frustrating, scary, and at times adventurous. Come find out what happens to those living life on the edge...of the Grand Canyon."

Compass Book Ratings

"This is a gripping story of adventure and romance."

Evangelical Church Library Association