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Tressa's Treasures

(The King's Jewel #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Her identity is secret. Her destiny is incredible.

Tressa is a fae in hiding. Unable to fulfill her transcendent role in an ancient prophecy, she hides on her grandmother's estate in the Pocono Mountains. Tressa is content to work in her small shop and fake her humanity, but she knew she couldn't stay hidden forever.

When she uses her powers to protect a friend, strange

Paperback, 408 pages
Published October 2nd 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mar 19, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very well written story! I love young adult novels, which is what I was expecting from this, but it was even more mature than that. It certainly kept me enthralled the entire time, and I couldn't put it down! It was torture waiting 14 hours for the next book to come in the mail XD My one issue with the story is that near the end it went much too fast. I would have liked (spoilers) for the fight with the Unseelie to last a little longer and have more suspense, it didn't seem to fit well with the ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Growing up, I was very much into faeries. I loved the delicate wings and how they were portrayed in the stories. As I got older, I started looking into the myth behind the faeries and what I read fascinated me. The more I read, the more in love with the myth’s I became. I am now much older and still like faeries. Not obsessed like I used to be but I enjoy reading about them. When I was approached to review Tressa’s Treasures, I immediately agreed. The blurb had me going “Hrmmmm“. I am glad that ...more
Lora Shouse
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this well enough that now I want to get the rest of the series.

Tressa is a faery, a Sidhe of the Tuatha Dé Dannan, a creature of the Otherworld. She is a member of the royal family of the Seelie, and as such is a target of the rebels of the Unseelie. There’s more to this, but you will need to read the book to get it all explained.

Right now, Tressa is living in the human world in hiding because too many of her friends have been killed because of her. She runs a store that sells crystal, c
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Come on book spoilers.

The book started out great and ended great. There wasn't a moment during the story that I wanted to skip pages or scenes and that speaks for itself.
Tressa is the perfect heroine, intelligent, strong, kind and loving and Xander is almost the same plus a great Dad. There was romance, no graphic intimate scenes but not enough depth to the romance. There was talk of intimacy and then of living together and co-parenting without much segue into how it jumped from one e
I liked this highly imaginative and creative story. I am of Irish heritage, like the author, and I loved her use of Celtic Mythology. The story focuses on one couple Tressa and Alexander and Alexander’s daughter Sophia. Tressa is what is referred to as the King’s Jewel. In this universe the Faerie's can’t go to heaven, but must remain in purgatory until four items are returned to the Faerie's. Tessa is prophesied to be the person that will be able to find all the items. Of course what good would ...more
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I felt immediately enveloped in this story. Yes, there is a lot going on, but to me, it never felt rushed or over complicated. I feel that it is a great platform on which to base the rest of the series.

The author has created a wonderful connection between all the characters, not just Tressa and Xander. And, throughout the narrative, there is delicate, deft touches of misdirection.

And after finishing this book, I am left to ponder the special mystery that is Sophia.

Overall, a promising start to
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I loved the book and will definitely be reading the rest of the series.

It was a quick read but I never felt bored and i definitely got sucked into the story. I'm so glad the author did not go overboard with the details and setting up this fantasy world. I also hope to hear more of xander's perspective in the next book. I don't know if his narrative added much in this book but at least i don't feel like it took anything away from the story.

I received this book through a goodreads giveaway.
Kim Power
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing Take on Faery

An original twist on the fey living with humans. My rating would be 3.5 if possible. The plot is novel, and the writing is mostly good but the characters are rather one dimensional.the goodies are good and the baddies are bad, and I'm not sure about the function of the subplot involving Holly. Sophia has the potential to be. Delight. I will be buying the second one.
John Love IV
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sidhe princess is the hope for their salvation but some want her dead. Add in her human soul mate and some other world creatures and you have an interesting story.

I liked the plot and the characters though I didn’t always know what the book was leading too. The bad guys weren't too obvious and the good guys weren't all perfect.

An enjoyable book that I got for free for Kindle.
Kathie Hess
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was one of the best Fantasy books I,ve ever read. Steeped in tradition and exquisive explainations of Fae life including friends such as Pixies and Dragons. I look forward to book two.

T Jacob
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story.

Tressa is someone we wish we knew. She could be any number of people we meet everyday. The supporting characters are just as memorable and easy to relate to. I truly enjoyed Tressa's story and look forward to reading more.
Heather Love
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well Written

An engaging read thoroughly engaging and keeping the pages turning with lots of action. For emotional readers there may be just a few tears...
Great story

This is a great story and I loved the fairy and humans in the book. Can't wait read the next book. Need to find out what is going to happen next.
Patty Servaes
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next book in the series! I was hooked from the first moments in Tressa's jewelry store - you have a real gift for imagery Belinda Gordon! ...more
Lisa Garcia
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! Tressa is faery royalty who is hiding from her destiny as the King’s Jewel in the human world and not using her faery gifts. When her friend’s life is threatened Tressa uses her gifts to help which sets off a chain of events that play out in both this world and the world of the fae. She meets Alexander and his daughter Sophie. After trying to avoid a relationship, Tressa falls for Alexander and discovers he is her soulmate. The twists and turns of the plot kept me enthralled. ...more
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from voracious readers and I really enjoyed reading it. The concept was different from everything I have read and it had me hooked from start to finish. The description throughout the book was soo good, it made all the fantasy aspects feel real. I loved Tressa's character and all the twist and turns in the book, there was always something new being revealed. I would love to read the next book in the series to see what happened next. I would definitely recommend thi ...more
Couldn't finish reading. I can't understand the acceptance of spousal abuse. Her friends husband comes into her work place wrecks the store and beats on her and her friend doesn't want to press charges with the police because she is pregnant. This is ridiculous and something I don't want to read about nor accept in my life. Charge the bastard put him in jail and throw away the key. He will not change and now you are putting an innocent in to that abuseive situation. Nope don't want to read about ...more
Katrina Berry
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Faeries, pixies, dragons oh my!

This was a well-written, steady paced story that flows wonderfully across the pages. Be ready with a kleenex just in case because it can get a little emotional. First time reader of Ms. Gordon’s work and I was definitely pleased.

Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Jun 10, 2020 rated it liked it
It was an entertaining light read. Unfortunately it's kind of slow, which is why it took me so long to finish (years, actually). The thing is, it never left my mind... Something about Gordon's writing made me pick it up again and, after diving in deeper, the pace does pick up and the story turns into a strong pull. First book showed enough promise to pique my interest for the rest of the series. I think it's a great read if you fancy light fantasies mixed with tender romances. ...more
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful fantasy

Miss Gordon has woven a story of Celtic mythology with real life events of friendship, abuse, jealousy, romance, and loss. She entertains the reader with lore, introducing you to a fantasy you'll want to continue reading when you finish the book. It's a good thing she has written a series.
Diane Robey
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story was great; the characters well developed. Sadly, it was book one of probably a trilogy. And even though I generally like series as you get to look at the progression of beloved characters; they usually complete the story of the main hero and heroine. In this book, you'll need to read the series in order to see the result of that dynamic; major cliffhanger. ...more
Sahar Abdulaziz
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an enchanting tale! A fantasy popping with perfectly executed dialogue, exciting characters, and tender romance. As the story unfolded, it did so with exquisite detail. I also enjoyed how the author seamlessly mixed Celtic folklore, mysticism, magic, and real world issues, like domestic violence. Such a wonderful read!
Alyssa Stockwell
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
This book had some parts that I really enjoyed but then there were quite a few long/slow spots as well. I also felt that it ended rather abruptly for a book that had put so much into the earlier parts of the book.

I will most likely read the next book in the series but it's not on the top of my "To Read" list. Hopefully, it will keep me engaged throughout.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not much of an ending. It isn't a cliffhanger. I can't fully fault it as a break. But it just doesn't feel right. I liked a good bit of it otherwise, although the bad guy was obvious. 3 i guess... Low 3 ...more
danielle madden
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it.

I liked it. Kept me wanting to finish the book. A different take on the far characteristics than I've read before.
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Tressa is hiding from the Unseelie Court who want her dead because of a prophesy of her people naming her one of the King’s Jewel. Previous King’s Jewels did not survive the Unseelie Court, thus her identity must remain hidden.

When Sophia and her handsome father Xander walk into her store, and surprisingly, into her life, she sacrifices her identity to protect those she loves dearest. Althoug
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! If you love fantasy, adventure, and love, this book is a must read!
Dec 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
Nope couldn't do. Book just wasn't doing it for me not sure what was off but only made it about 40% through. ...more
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Belinda M Gordon was born and raised in Pennsylvania and currently lives in the Pocono Mountains with her wonderfully supportive husband, her thoughtful easy-going son, and two delightful dogs.

She is of Irish heritage, which is how she became interested in Celtic Mythology. She used the Celtic Mythology, specifically of Ireland, as the starting point of her Romance/Fantasy series, The King's Jewe

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