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A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart #1)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  1,056 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
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
Hardcover, Large Print, 472 pages
Published December 31st 2003 by Thorndike Press (first published March 21st 1997)
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Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, to-re-read
What an epic adventure! It's been a long time since a book had me on the edge of my seat, frantic to know what will happen next and just as frustrated as the characters in their desperate search for the treasure of Timbuktu.
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
Gwendolyn Gage
Be careful what you wish for. Frustrated with her dull life in Bamako, Mali, and eager to make a difference for Christ, Tillie learns the truth of that old adage when she finds herself kidnapped by a rogue adventurer and chased by the Tuareg, who believe that as a woman working in agro forestry, she alone can find the treasure of Timbuktu and lift a two-hundred-year-old curse going back to the days of Mungo Park.

I ate up this book like candy. Never a dull moment, just the way I like it. Sure, ma
Lisa Carter
Can I tell you how much I love, love, love the books in this series? My teenage daughter loves them too. So much romance and adventure wrapped up in each book. An adventure equal to Indiana Jones and National Treasure set in an exotic locale where love and all its inherent misadventures finally turns right in the the end.

Did I mention how much I love these books? :)
Nov 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Maryann by: MV Doulos
Shelves: romance, heartquest
A great story with a sort of Indiana Jones twist where the main girl, Tillie gets thrown into an adventure with the Indiana Jones of the story, Graeme. She tests her faith and she questions her engagement. The plot has action and faith unfolding on every page.
Dec 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good! Ah! I loved it. It made make a terrific movie, so long as they kept it just like the book. Suspense, love, treasure, this book had it all.
Apr 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
such a delightful mix of romance, adventure and great family values!
Tawnie Caballero
Jan 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast-paced, I didn't want to put it down. Lots of twists and turns.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tillie Thornton is living and working in Mali planting trees as part of a conservation project. She wants to move further north to experiment and the organization won’t let her. One day while in the market there is an attempt to abduct her. While she’s not taken by the Targui would-be captors, Graeme McLeod comes out of seemingly nowhere, pulls her in to his Land Rover and takes off. Tillie has no idea who Graeme is but finds herself in an unlikely partnership to stay ahead of the Targui pursue ...more
Patricia Ray
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked that this adventure took place I in Africa. Catherine put me there on an exciting journey with colorful and realistic people and events. I loved reading not only this book, but all three in this series.
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by Catherine Palmer. This book is full of adventure and non stop action. I found myself envying the main characters as they were on the run and looking for treasure. I loved the book, and am looking forward to reading more in the series
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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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