Book: Treasure Me (Liberty #1)
Author: Christine Nolfi
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: Small time criminal, Birdie Kaminski has a new plan at riches to help her get on the straight and narrow. Birdie has long heard stories of the underground railroad and Justice Postell, a freedwoman in love with her plantation owner, Lucas Postell, who happens to be a relative of Birdies. Legend states that Justice left South Carolina with beautiful rubies and they are hidden within the town of Liberty, OH and Birdie has every intention at finding them. Problem is a distraction has popped up and his name is Hugh Schaefer, a at his own hands down on his luck reporter, who has been given one more chance by his boss to get his act together. Can Hugh set aside his womanizing ways and focus where he needs to focus? Will Birdie find the rubies or is it simply folklore?
My rating: 3.5 Stars
My opinion: I loved the story of Birdie Kaminski. It was such a fun story. My problem is that it had way too much romance in it almost to the point that it became a distraction to the story and popped its' head up at really inopportune moments rather than a support. I thought there were moments that it actually seemed inappropriate or forced to have a romantic reference, especially as the story was flowing along so beautifully.
Living in a small town, Liberty, OH had all the small town quirky, down to earth characters that I love reading about. Ms. Nolfi also did a spectacular job at weaving the "past" Liberty in with the present "Liberty".
Source: Author for review
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: To be part of series