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.
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Genre: Inspirational Romance
Length: 20,000 words (novella)
Status: SOLD to Barbour Books
Publishing Date: May 1, 2012
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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?
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Review by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, author of A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee:
“Topaz Treasure” is one out of 4 fun stories in the Rainbow’s End novel published by Barbour. I like novellas because of their length you can take them to read in the school car line or sports practices. Being as these stories are quick reads, you feel like you had a little me time in your busy day.
“Topaz Treasure” is a story of holding on to false beliefs, and unwillingness to accept others can change. Lyssa’s roommate was fearful that Lyssa would be hurt by Kirk, a known Christian mocker. Was she right? Not telling you! I don’t do spoilers. The story is set in the Ozarks and made me feel like I was home. Comer got the setting correct, right down to Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Lyssa and Kirk’s characters are well-written as is the story. I do wish it could have been a novel so I could have stayed with the characters a bit longer. “Topaz Treasure” is a unique love story in that it centers around geocaching–hunting for treasure using a GPS. Intrigued by this hobby, I’m hoping to take part of some of these myself.