Book Review of Where Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander

I highly recommend everyone read When Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander. This is my new favorite “Book of the Year” and my favorite era! The author has set a riveting story in Europe during the beginning of WWII and the following years.

I’ve always found this author’s novellas very good, but this is her first long fiction I have read. I was blown away by the details she weaves into the story so naturally. I learned things I never knew about the war years, and about writing a historical novel! Ms. Alexander ties the whole thing up by using many of the details and characters from hundreds of pages earlier. This book is just shy of four hundred pages, but she definitely held my attention for the whole journey. I kept reading just one more chapter after another! And she keeps ramping up the suspense even until the very last page! The last sentence of the Epilogue makes me hope she will do a follow-up book for Where Treasure Hides to fill in this new information.

So, if you like historical fiction especially about World War Two, I hope you will order and read Where Treasure Hides. Also, I love the double-meaning of the word treasure for both the art and her family. You will find a treasure in this read!

Bio: Johnnie Alexander creates characters you want to meet and imagines stories you won’t forget. Her award-winning debut novel, Where Treasure Hides (Tyndale), is a CBA bestseller. She writes contemporaries, historicals, and cozy mysteries, serves on the executive boards of Serious Writer, Inc. and the Mid-South Christian Writers Conference, co-hosts an online show called Writers Chat, and interviews inspirational authors for Novelists Unwind. She also teaches at writers conferences and for Serious Writer Academy. Johnnie lives in Oklahoma with Griff, her happy-go-lucky collie, and Rugby, her raccoon-treeing papillon. Connect with her at and other social media sites via





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4 Responses to Book Review of Where Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander

  1. Pat Jeanne Davis says:

    Where Treasure Hides is my all-time favorite novel set in WWII. Johnnie’s excellent story is full of rich historical detail with richly drawn and compelling charactersl set against the backdrop of the dark days of global war. I especially appreciated that she included an historical figure that only added more suspense to her story. I, too, hope Johnnie will give us a sequel to Where Treasure Hides.

  2. Sounds like we have similar tastes, Pat Jeanne Davis. Hope you’ll check back back in a week or two for a review of another WW2 book I am reading right now! The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson

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