Joy Ross Davis brings more angelic storytelling to her readers and the Angel Pack! Set in Ireland, 1938, Emalyn’s Treasure tells us of a young woman with a heightened spiritual experience which contributes to the ‘treasure’ that she has kept close by, yet hidden from all, since she was a 6 year old child. Her encounter with lightning and a protective angel lies at the foundation for the treasure story.
Emalyn has led a privileged life during a tumultuous period in Irish history that we seldom hear about. Civic improvements for water and electricity were becoming accepted and expected, although resisted by some people. Assessment costs and resistance to change sparked civil disorder. I especially enjoy a story where I can learn — a factoid here; a skill there! Our Author’s research is extremely active for this book; the descriptions of politics, available appliances, clothing, decor, architecture, and hospitably take you right into 1938!
Our Emalyn is still a young spirit, becoming more mature and generous by the day. How blessed the man and woman who find their matching ‘swan’ to become a life’s companion as Emalyn and husband Owen have done. Joy Ross Davis brings her gentle story-telling to Emalyn’s Treasure as we would expect, with some twists and turns that keep it from being at all saccharin sweet! Indeed, tragedy marks high points in the story and leads to the finale.
Emalyn’s Treasure has no ghosts. Angels are present to take on earthly appearances, protecting and guiding the characters through their activities. Lives are transformed subtly. Supportive characters Fiona and Percy become more mature. I perceive the potential for follow-up stories, but as a skilled author, Joy Ross Davis brings this story to a sensible end without a cliff hanger ending that seems to just drop off that cliff.
Olivia’s Wedding, Joy Ross Davis, author is added to Emalyn’s Treasure print version as a delightful bonus story from Helping Hands Press.
Olivia’s Wedding, historical fiction set in the midst of the American Civil war, takes readers into the Virginia home and farm of an immigrant Irish family. Olivia, a naive young family darling, is awaiting the return of her fiance Daniel from battlegrounds in the nearby Virginia hills. Danger and intrigue lurk around the farm; these peaceful people are at risk from worse than battlefield action. The tender story of Olivia and Daniel’s future along with the stories of their family and “all who would come home.” gives readers a different perspective on the typical political topics of Civil War stories. Joy Ross Davis delivers the angels to guide and protect her characters through the trauma of war as she does with her other books.
Trust me — Emalyn’s Treasure is going to be a favorite. I recommend the book for a book club discussion because of the socio-political topic potential.
Emalyn’s Treasure is the leading story and pace setter for an inspiring romance series/collection from Murray Pura entitled Blue Heaven. The series is the first release from Stardust Romance, a new imprint with Helping Hands Press.