Book Recommendation – Topaz Treasure by Valerie Comer

Book Description:

In college, he was the hot, anti-Christian prof she crushed on… and now he’s sponsoring a church event? Opposites attract in this redemptive geocaching romance.

Closet believer Lyssa Quinn steps out of her comfort zone to help coordinate the Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt her church is using as an outreach event. She’s not expecting her former humanities prof — young, handsome, anti-Christian Kirk Kennedy — to be in Jewel Lake at all, let alone in a position to provide sponsorship to the geocaching event.

How can she trust someone who once shredded her best friend’s faith? Kirk’s treasure hunt takes him down a path he hadn’t intended as he searches for opportunities to connect with Lyssa and her intriguing sparkle. How can he convince her there is more than one kind of treasure? And how can she introduce him to the greatest prize of all?

Topaz Treasure first released in Rainbow’s End, a four-author Romancing America anthology published by Barbour Publishing in May, 2012. This version has been rewritten with 25% new material and moved from Osage Beach, Missouri, to Jewel Lake, Montana.

About the Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance Series
Join the Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt, a summer-long geocaching adventure in Jewel Lake, Montana, and find a greater treasure than you expected in this Christian romance series!

Narelle’s Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading Topaz Treasure, Book 1 in the Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance series by Valerie Comer. Lyssa was the quiet one at college who didn’t speak up or argue with her college professor, Kirk Kennedy, when he was vocal in expressing his disdain for Christianity.

Fast forward a few years, and Lyssa is now a school teacher in Jewel Lake, Montana. Lyssa is shocked to find Kirk working in a new gadget store in her small town. She’s visiting the soon-to-open business looking for sponsorship for her church’s Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt geocaching event. Lyssa is stunned when Kirk expresses an interest in sponsoring the church event.

Kirk is visiting Jewel Lake for the summer to help his brother set up a new store and new life in the small town. Kirk changed his views on Christianity after his brother’s wife passed away, and he’s intrigued by Lyssa and her geocaching sponsorship opportunity at the local church.

A lovely friends-to-more romance develops as Lyssa and Kirk overcome past secrets and preconceived ideas. The geocaching aspect of the story is fun and I enjoyed exploring the outdoors with Lyssa and Kirk. I recommend Topaz Treasure to contemporary romance readers who like fun small town novellas with geocaching and a strong faith element in the story.

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