The Secrets Beneath

series: Treasures of the Earth

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Some secrets can only stay buried for so long. . . .

Anna Lakeman has spent her life working alongside her paleontologist father, drawing intricate sketches at every dig. When they find dinosaur bones near their home in Wyoming Territory, they're given the opportunity of a lifetime and are swiftly caught up in the competitive era of the Bone Wars. But after her father becomes sick and Joshua Ziegler, an old beau, returns for the summer, Anna's world is upended, and the practical, orderly life she has made for herself shatters.

Medical student Joshua Ziegler left his hometown to forget Anna, the one woman he truly loved and deeply hurt. But when he returns, time hasn't erased the feelings they've always had for each other. After Joshua's nephew goes missing--just like his sister did years ago--and Anna's job is threatened, tensions mount and dangerous secrets are unearthed.

"Kim has long been a favorite author of mine, and her book The Secrets Beneath is no exception. This book is full of intrigue and adventure, twists and turns."--TRACIE PETERSON, USA Today bestselling author


"Kim has long been a favorite author of mine, and The Secrets Beneath is no exception. This book is full of intrigue and adventure, twists and turns, and the kind of spiritual encouragement and romance Kim is known for. This is the start of a new series, and I highly recommend you pick up a copy and enjoy the journey."

Tracie Peterson, EPCA and USA Today bestselling author of over 100 novels, including the Pictures of the Heart series

"What a refreshing story! Reading The Secrets Beneath felt like a discovery of its own as I joined in the adventures of Anna Lakeman, a woman of faith and science making her mark in paleontology. This author's research shines, illuminating a field rarely explored in Christian fiction. Fans of Kimberley Woodhouse will rejoice in this launch to a unique and engaging new series."

Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of The Metropolitan Affair

"Kimberley Woodhouse writes engaging and intriguing tales that shouldn't be missed! Throw in some romance and a whole lot of Jesus, and anyone looking for adventure between the pages can find it right here!"

Jaime Jo Wright, author of The Vanishing at Castle Moreau and Christy Award-winning The House on Foster Hill

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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"In this crackling series opener, Woodhouse transports readers to 1870s Wyoming Territory, where a paleontologist's daughter becomes embroiled in a mystery involving buried secrets of more than one kind. . . . A propulsive launch with plenty of fuel for future adventures. Readers will eagerly await the next in the series."

Publishers Weekly

"The Secrets Beneath by Kimberley Woodhouse has taken me on a dino-dig filled with adventure, heartache and surprises. The author kept me glued to this book from the first page to the last."

Interviews & Reviews

"This novel is an inspirational detective and romance story set in a fascinating historical venue. It is full of twists and surprises, including the final one. . . .Dinosaur fossil hunting as a premise makes the entire book even more intriguing. Great job, and strongly recommended."

Historical Novels Review

"This historical romance explores the struggles of women who follow paths not traditionally mapped out for their gender, reveals the protagonists' spiritual struggles and relationship with God, reflects briefly on the connection between faith and science, and explores the connection between trauma, mental illness, and spiritual battles."

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