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Preview — Tressa's Treasures by Belinda M. Gordon
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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. ...more
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. ...more
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. ...more
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.
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. ...more
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. ...more
Cross posted on Shh, I Am Reading
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 ...more
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 ...more