Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume - by Lisa Rumsey Harris

Treasure Blume has an unusual lot to deal with in life; due to a family "gift," the majority of people who meet her will despise her upon their first meeting.  This "gift" has led to a lot of heartache and sorrow in Treasure's life, and has caused the people who love her to work to protect her where they can.  Treasure is tired of being coddled and has struck out on her own, securing her own job as a first-grade teacher in Las Vegas.  Small children are immune to the "gift," but parents, coworkers, and administrators are not.  Can she find some allies who can see beyond their initial impression of Treasure? Could she maybe even find love?

This book was not at all what I expected, but I found myself rooting for Treasure and hoping that she would find a way to make it on her own.  I'm not sure that I bought into the story of the curse/gift that had been handed down through the generations of Treasure's family.  However, setting that disbelief aside, the story was interesting.  I was glad to see Treasure willing to change some things about herself, yet remain committed to working through the ramifications of the "gift" on her own, standing strong to face the insults and injuries that frequently came her way.

I give this book 3 stars.  It was an original idea for a plot, and it was carried out decently.  I just didn't love it.

You can find the book for sale HERE, with excerpts available.

I received a copy of this e-book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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