Sunday, June 5, 2011

Review of Treasue Me by Christine Nolfi

Title: Treasure Me

Author: Christine Nolfi
Release date: 21st of April 2011
Published by: Independently
Reading level: FICTION – Adult, Romance, Mystery
Pages: 415
Source: From the author

Treasure MeFrom Goodreads:
Petty thief Birdie Kaminsky has arrived in Liberty, Ohio to steal a treasure hidden since the Civil War. She’s in possession of a charming clue passed down in her family for generations: Liberty safeguards the cherished heart.

The beautiful thief wants to go straight. She secretly admires the clue’s author, freedwoman Justice Postell, who rose above the horrors of slavery to build a new life in Ohio. According to family lore, Justice left South Carolina at the dawn of the Civil War. Heavy with child, she carried untold riches on her journey north. As Birdie searches for the treasure, she begins to believe a questionable part of the story: a tale of love between Justice and Lucas Postell, the French plantation owner who was Birdie’s ancestor.

If the stories are true, Justice bore a child with Lucas. Some of those black relatives might still live in town. Birdie can’t help but wonder if she’s found one—Liberty’s feisty matriarch, Theodora Hendricks, who packs a pistol and heartwarming stories about Justice. Birdie doesn’t know that an investigative reporter who has arrived in town will trip her up—as will her conscience when she begins to wonder if it’s possible to start a new life with stolen riches. Yet with each new clue she unearths, Birdie begins to discover a family history more precious than gems, a tradition of love richer than she could imagine.

My review:
I had mixed feelings about this book. In one way I liked it, but for some reason, it took me a long time to read it. I started it several times and was not able to continue. But I'm glad that I did.

This book captured me first in the middle of the book actually and it got easier to read.

The main character Birdie is a thief who is searching and planning to steal a treasure. While searching she meets with a journalist Hugh who is making a research for his new article.

I liked the fact that author created a puzzle which was quite difficult to put together from the reader's perspective. There were lot of side characters who actually had a big role to play in the whole story.

I also enjoyed Birdie's path towards the understanding the history of her own family. Birdie changed throughout the book, found out how to be attached to people.

I had difficulties with the relatively slow start to finding out where the story would lead me to.

3 stars out of 5


  1. Many thanks for the review, Inga.

  2. You are welcome, Christine! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. A fun read that kept me wanting more. Christine Nolfi did a fantastic job of creating a cool cast of real life characters, and weaved their quirks and history into a story you can't put down.

    Irene (Seattle Plumber Pinky's)