Released May 2012 from Barbour Books
Contemporary Inspirational Romance Novella
A closet believer steps out of her comfort zone to help run her church’s geocaching challenge but runs into her former humanities professor who made fun of Christians, only to discover he’s seeking truth–and romance.
About “Topaz Treasure:”
Closet believer Lyssa Quinn steps out of her comfort zone to help coordinate the Rainbow’s End geocaching hunt her church is using as an outreach event. She’s not expecting her former humanities prof–young, handsome, anti-Christian Kirk Kennedy–to be at the Lake of the Ozarks at all, let along in a position to provide sponsorship to the treasure hunt. How can she trust someone who once shredded her best friend’s faith?
Kirk’s treasure hunt takes him down a path he hadn’t intended as he searches for opportunities to connect with Lyssa and her intriguing sparkle. How can he convince Lyssa there is more than one kind of treasure? And can she remind him of the greatest prize of all?
About Rainbow’s End:
Join a geocaching adventure in the spectacular Lake of the Ozarks wilderness, with Lyssa, the reluctant volunteer whose former nemesis is now her chief sponsor; Madison, a city girl paired with an outdoorsy guy who gets on her very last nerve; Hadley, who doesn’t know enough about guys to realize she’s met a womanizer; and cautious Reagan, who meets an equally cautious guy. Will they find the treasure they’re looking for … or something else entirely?
“The writing is so masterfully crafted that right up to the end I would have thought this surprise ending would not have been possible.”
~ Vince Mooney
“Valerie Comer’s Topaz Treasure was a refreshing take on the ‘guy from the past’ theme and the the twist at the end was a nice surprise.”
“The clever poetic clues presented in the first novella, written by debut novelist, Valerie Comer, produced numerous chuckles.”
~Jennifer A. Slattery
“Topaz Treasure is a story of holding on to false beliefs, and unwillingness to accept others can change.”
~ Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, author of A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee