A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart #1)
Desperate and on the run, Tillie Thornton finds herself in an uneasy partnership with Graeme McLeod, a daring adventurer who comes out of nowhere to thwart the plot of Tillie’s would-be kidnappers. Now these two must join forces against their common enemies, as well as the challenges of nature, as they embark on a quest that could bring them the answers they seek—or cost t...more
This book had a gripping plot, all sorts of characters- some that become like family as the story progresses, and make you miss them when it ends-, a moving and "tissues-required" redemption scene, and a profound message on the importance of discovering where our treasure is ...more
I ate up this book like candy. Never a dull moment, just the way I like it. Sure, ma ...more
Did I mention how much I love these books? :)
Tillie thought she had her life all planned out, until a young boy gives her an amulet meant to unravel a great secret. One moment she's being hunted in a crowded marketplace, the next she's being rescued by a mysterious stranger with a thirst for adventure. But Graeme is more than just an adventurer -- he claims to be a writer seeking the last journal of Mungo Park, which is thought to be hidden somewhere near Timbuktu.
This story started off ...more
I liked the preface of the story, and it was a fun history/culture lesson but other than that... it was pretty boring to me. I'm sure the biggest reason why it seemed so boring was the constant preaching which I co ...more
Get ready for a wild ride across Mali as Tillie & Graeme as they escape from the Tuareg caravan & try to stay ahead of them in the search for Mungo Park's journal & the Treasure of Timbuktu.
I loved how Mali came to life in this story! As they travelled down the Niger (complete with hippos, crocodiles & mosquitos!) and across the desert (complete with the sharp & unforgiving underbrush, unrelenting heat & a sandstorm!) and into the dark ...more
The only thing that I could've done with out is all of the churchy religious banter and thoughts. I'm sure that this book is marketed as Christian literature, but it could have been written without the religious themes and still been a great book. I mean no offence to anyone who is religious, but that's not me (not that I'm not religious at all ...more
I liked the premise of the book, the setting, the plot, and I appreciated that the romance was clean. However, I found the characters a little underdeveloped and their relationship rushed along with the spiritual development of Graeme. His character arc and spiritual development was unrealistic and felt superficial to me. Tillie's character arc and wrestle within the relationship felt more flushed ou ...more
While it might be considered average today, I love this book (and give it 5 stars) partially because the author cared enough to write a well-crafted, interesting adventure tale at a time when most Christian fiction was barely palatable (Beleive me, I know. I worked at a Christian bookstore at the time.)
The adventure is fun, the local is exotic, and the romance is inte ...more
This is a great romance that follows a traditional Chrisitian problem with the adventures of the African wilderness. It also shows tha ...more
Also, being of the Christian faith ...more
This was a fast-paced Indian Jones (Christian style of course) adventure. The twists and turns were incredible and the book was well written. I loved how the history of Mungo Park was intertwined with the story, and finding out he really did exist makes the mystery all the more exciting.
I can't wait to read the other two books, and ch ...more
It is about an american in Africa who gets caught up in an adventure with a wandering Camel Riding Tribe after her. They think she is "the one" that will help them find a treasure. The book is a bit far fetched. It was a Free ebook from Amazon so it has a lot of religous references in it. It is very different from my normal reads so I really enjo ...more
Tillie grew up in Africa & works at cultivating trees. This gets her tangled into a old legend/curse & kidnapped. Enters Graeme an adventurer/ writer who is looking for his ancestors , Mungo Park’s, last journal which is thought to be hidden somewhere near Timbuktu. Graeme saves her form the amenoukal’s kidnapping attempt & from her boyfriends proposal & a action packed adventure begins.. .where bonds are formed, old ones ques ...more
I liked it very much for its use of real history and geography that was throughout the book. Yes it is a romance. yes it is a Christian novel, which i did not realize, before starting it. I usually skim over the parts that make these books Christian. Since I am not Christian, i prefer not to read those parts, which is why I only g ...more
Catherine Palmer lives in Atlanta with her husband, Tim, where they serve as missionaries in a refugee community. They have two grown sons. Cathy is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and holds a master's degree in English from Baylor University. Her first book was published in 1988. Since then she has ...more