Friday, October 19, 2012

The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume: Book Review + GIVEAWAY

About the Book

Title: The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume
Author: Lisa Rumsey Harris
Release Date: November 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: Clean Romantic Comedy
With her love of sweaters, goofy hair, and awkward manners—not to mention her family curse—Treasure Blume knows love is not in her future. That is, until she matches wits with Dennis Cameron, a divorced chef with a six-year-old daughter. Full of mischief, mayhem, and laugh-out-loud humor, this is an unlikely love story you’ll want to read over and over again!

Yes, this is the first book of 2012 that I have given 5 stars to! I'm not sure if it was just timing (I needed a good laugh!) or what but this book had all of my favorite elements--sweet romance, witty humor, uniquely colorful characters, and a huge dose of fun! And it also conveyed an important and timely message about looking past exteriors to find inner beauty.

Treasure is the most "unlikely" heroine you can imagine. She is awkward, old-fashioned, and completely clueless. But she is also compassionate, honest, and real. And this combination makes for such a sweet and funny story! Dennis sums her up best with this comparison:
"She's like spinach. It's like everyone hates her at first, even the idea of her. But once you try her--well, you realize how flavorful and versatile and good for you spinach is. And you're glad that everyone else doesn't like spinach, because then it would be sold out."
                                                                                                         --Dennis, p. 196
And Treasure wasn't the only unique character. Grammy Blume, Treasure's ancestors, Bonnie (the villain), the Steppers geriatric dance team, and even the kids in Treasure's first grade class added their own flavor and color to the story.

I just have to say a few words about Grammy Blume (I think she might have made the entire book for me!) I love unique characters and she was one of the most hilariously original characters I've ever "met"! (If I met her in person, I think I would be a little bit intimidated!) Between her crazy outfits, outrageous dialogue, and sassy attitude, I was laughing throughout the whole book!
If you need a good laugh coupled with a sweet story and fabulous characters, then you should definitely check out The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume!
Lisa has generously offered to giveaway a copy of this fantastically fun book here on The Book Bug.
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                           About the Author
Lisa Rumsey Harris grew up writing stories and riding horses in Southeastern Idaho. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, where she now teaches writing classes. Lisa lives in Orem Utah, with her ancient Siamese cat, her husband Griffin (who cooks nearly as well as Dennis) and her two adorable daughters. When Lisa began writing this book, her oldest daughter was in first grade. Her youngest daughter finished first grade this year.

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  1. This book sounds like just what I love to read -- a sweet romance with fun, quirky characters. I can't wait to read it!

  2. Loved this book! It is totally worth the read. Fantastic and likable characters.