Description from Amazon
Petty thief Birdie Kaminsky has arrived in Liberty, Ohio to steal a treasure hidden since the Civil War. She’s in possession of a charming clue passed down in her family for generations: Liberty safeguards the cherished heart.
The beautiful thief wants to go straight. She secretly admires the clue’s author, freedwoman Justice Postell, who rose above the horrors of slavery to build a new life in Ohio. According to family lore, Justice left South Carolina at the dawn of the Civil War. Heavy with child, she carried untold riches on her journey north. As Birdie searches for the treasure, she begins to believe a questionable part of the story: a tale of love between Justice and Lucas Postell, the French plantation owner who was Birdie’s ancestor.
If the stories are true, Justice bore a child with Lucas. Some of those black relatives might still live in town. Birdie can’t help but wonder if she’s found one—Liberty’s feisty matriarch, Theodora Hendricks, who packs a pistol and heartwarming stories about Justice. Birdie doesn’t know that an investigative reporter who has arrived in town will trip her up—as will her conscience when she begins to wonder if it’s possible to start a new life with stolen riches. Yet with each new clue she unearths, Birdie begins to discover a family history more precious than gems, a tradition of love richer than she could imagine.
Overall Feedback: In the first few chapters you will find yourself wanting to give up and put this to the side for another time, but I recommend that you keep going. The details the author uses in the beginning make the rest of the story explode. Christine takes you for a romance ride with a flare for mystery and action. You will hate, love, hate and love the story and it's characters.
Point of View: Seems to come from many angles but I felt it was mostly from Birdie and Hugh.
Voice: To me this was not as important to this story as it is to some but I got the feeling the author was trying to say not to always judge a person by what their past may hold.
Character Development: There was many characters introduced but as far as the ones that were/are integral to the story, well developed and defined.
Plot: We have seen this plot before but this is a new perspective and it can stand on its own. However, I do feel that some of the plot was loose.
Dialogue: This is where the story loses some of it's appeal as the dialogue seemed to not fit the characters. Do not worry as the story does overcome this minor blemish.
Pacing: Here is where the story excels the most. After a rather slow start the book explodes a story into your mind that just never lets go.
Setting: No issues here.
Continuity: The dialogue's minor issue and the believability of the rubies. Other than those two items a perfect story.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Book Review: Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi
Book Review: Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi
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