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A Whisper of Danger (Treasures of the Heart #2)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  419 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Jessica Thornton is ready for a fresh start for herself and her irrepressible son, Splinter. An unexpected, unusual inheritance—a remote island mansion—seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. But when she arrives, she stumbles into a dangerous web of deception, greed, and murder. Even worse, she runs into the one person she never wanted to lay eyes on again: her long-los ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Heartquest (first published March 1997)
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Oct 24, 2014 Alice rated it it was amazing
I love Catherine Palmer's writing style! I love that in her series she has a wonderful sense of continuity, but not repetitiveness (both in plot and characters) -there is a difference; one is appreciated, the other is annoying. Haha ;)

I absolutely love the setting! A huge -and inherited- mansion full of masterpieces and mystery tucked away in the thick jungle undergrowth of a tiny village in Zanzibar, East Africa - with a clear, refreshingly safe and inviting lagoon right out back. (That just s
Jul 03, 2016 Grace rated it it was amazing
Very good, easy read, perfect for vacation! Engaging, good character development and I loved the setting. The unexpected, inherited house in Africa, complete with strange, mystical servants which backs up to the ocean with a private bay so to speak with clear water with colorful reefs is a gorgeous setting! To top it off a treasure hunt for a sunken ship in the bay ensues while a murder investigation begins in the house. A husband and wife reunite unexpectedly after ten years . . . a very vibran ...more
Apr 07, 2015 Betsyb rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I thought the first book in this series A Kiss of Adventure was a fun quick read. This book is different. More of a mystery, less adventure. The main character is Jessica (Tillie's sister from the first book). She and her son make a big change in there life by moving from London to Africa when Jessica is left a house there by a trusted art professor. Nothing goes as planned, and to top it off she runs into Rick McTaggert who was (and actually is still) her husband. He left her 10 years earlier a ...more
Oct 01, 2016 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Thornton receives word that the estate of her art teacher on Zanzibar has been left to her. Not understanding why, she decides to move there with her son Spencer, nicknamed Splinter. Shortly after arriving, she encounters her estranged husband who, it turns out, is associated with a sunken ship recovery in the bay just behind the house. Jessica wants nothing to do with Rick but agrees to give him a chance to explain. What he says and asks of her shakes her to the core.
Predictable in th
Hannah Waeni
Feb 10, 2016 Hannah Waeni rated it it was amazing
A story of reconciliation and hope. It felt right at home when the author gave descriptions of Zanzibar, Kenya and Tanzania even mentioning the Kikuyu and Kamba ethnic groups from Kenya. I come from the Kamba ethnic group! I feel she researched well the background. I love Mama Hannah's character, steadfast yet fragile... so relatable with my own grandmother.
Feb 25, 2014 Melody rated it really liked it
I do like Catherine Palmer's work in general. This particular book again is part of her adventure line and I am not an adventure fan. Good story line as far as relationships and I like her characters. I can relate to some of the dilemmas they faced. But diving for buried treasure just not a draw for me. I did like it better than book 1 in the series though.
Wendy Sparkes
#2 in the Treasures of the Heart series.

A newly inherited house, a murdered professor, a sunken wreck, a lot of people harbouring bitterness...& a rekindled love - all set against the wonderful backdrop of Zanzibar Island, Tanzania.

I love how Africa comes alive in this series!

#1 A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart #1) by Catherine Palmer
#3 A Touch of Betrayal (Treasures of the Heart #3) by Catherine Palmer
#4 Sunrise Song (Treasures of the Heart #4) by Catherine Palmer
A fun yet poignant story... The Treasure of Zanzibar told a touching tale of love, betrayal, danger, and forgiveness. I loved the shark-free, amazing beach in the backyard of Jessie and her son's African home, and the intrigue of ancient sunken ships and lost treasure. The miraculous appearance of a long-lost love was bittersweet, yet lovely all the same. I wasn't too delighted over the murder parts... just gives you the chills if you think of it too deeply. And there was something I bit lacking ...more
Sep 15, 2014 Melissa rated it liked it
Christian woman and son go to Zanzibar, reconnect with estranged husband/father. Solve a small mystery. Not earth shattering, but a decent read.
Nov 19, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it
Even if there were parts that seemed a little rushed, overall this is a very well-written interesting book of trusting God for whatever His plans are for your life. It makes you think about how sometimes he does do miraculous things in people's lives. I know, I know, life doesn't always turn out that sweet after abandoned marriages and single women being content for ten years without a date. But, it can happen and how nice to read it in the form of suspenseful love and family type story! Thanks, ...more
Aug 26, 2008 Sue rated it really liked it
A slightly surreal start to this book - Jess decides to move to a remote island after being left a mansion.. and doesn't let her ten-year-old son know until they're a week from departure.

However, an exciting story follows with some romance, a 'whodunit' murder to solve, and the thrill of diving to discover a wrecked ship. The Christian content isn't too overdone, and although the characters are a bit flat, and the plot perhaps a bit unlikely, I found it hard to put down once I was half way thro
Mary Baker
Quick, easy read.
Ann Miller
Dec 10, 2013 Ann Miller rated it it was amazing

A Whisper of Danger, a tale of reconciliation, is my favorite Palmer title. Romance, intrigue, faith, hero on a motorcycle, and an irrepressible kid--this book has it all. Palmer is heartwarming always, but this book got under my skin in a good way. I read it years ago and still remember the reconciliation scene.
I read this years ago, so I don't remember it, except that I thought it was exciting at the time. But it's probably one of those shallow in the romance department, so I'm giving it two or three stars.
Oct 17, 2013 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, mystery
I have really enjoyed this series, but this is probably my least favorite of the three books. The characters seemed less believeable, and less likable. The end seemed wrapped up a little too nicely.
Overall it was a pretty entertaining book. There were some parts that seemed forced or redundant. Liked the concept of an estranged husband winning back his wife because he's changed.
Caroline Clifford
Jul 10, 2012 Caroline Clifford rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christian romance readers
Shelves: romance
TOO MUCH christian chat.....boring but for someone who is a christian....they would appreciate....quite a good story tho if you take aweay all the christian yakk
Dora Okeyo
I loved the fact that this book has some Kiswahili in it.
It is quite the story on overcoming anger and bitterness and forgiving oneself and others.
L Sue
Apr 30, 2012 L Sue rated it really liked it
Loved this book. Easy reading. Has reminders of how to see God in all things. Author keeps events interesting and descriptive.
Mary Baker
Apr 20, 2013 Mary Baker rated it liked it
This was an interesting book because of the setting--a mysterious house in Zanzibar and the plot--the murder of a wealthy man.
I remember that I really like this book, but it's been so long since I read it... I really need to read it again.
Jan 15, 2008 Bethany rated it it was amazing
the books in this series are a lot of fun to read. I really enjoyed them
Oct 16, 2008 Sheila rated it really liked it
I liked this one better than the first one.
Abigail Mitchell
Feb 11, 2014 Abigail Mitchell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Awesome!!! Loved it!!!
Jul 28, 2014 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Treasures of the Heart (4 books)
  • A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart #1)
  • A Touch of Betrayal (Treasures of the Heart #3)
  • Sunrise Song (Treasures of the Heart #4)

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