Orangeberry Book Tours – Treasure Me
Finalist, 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards
“Highly recommended” by The Midwest Book Review
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.
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Genre – Contemporary Fiction
Rating – PG13
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1. Did the book description relate to the story?
While reading this book it has several smaller plot threads. No, they are not all covered in the description. However, they all link together to form a great story. I feel that the description provides enough detail to peek a readers interest.
2. How did you feel about the opening / ending sequences of the book?
The opening and ending were perfect for the story in between. The story felt right. the flow and characters just fell into place.
3. Who was your favourite character and why?
Theodora. This character reminds me so much about my grandmum. A woman that does not rely on anyone including a man to get what she wants/needs.
4. What were the main relationships explored in this book?
Learning to change. Accepting yourself for all your mistakes and learning from them.
5. Was this book worth reading?
This was a good read. I liked Nolfi’s idea on exploring part of the past with a modern twist involving an unsettled female.