Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blog Tour & Review: The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume by Lisa Rumsey Harris

It's Blog Tour time again, and today I'm happy to spread the word about Lisa Rumsey Harris' debut novel, The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume.

About the Book:

With her love of sweaters, goofy hair, and awkward manners—not to mention her family curse—Treasure Blume knows love is not in her future. That is, until she matches wits with Dennis Cameron, a divorced chef with a six-year-old daughter. Full of mischief, mayhem, and laugh-out-loud humor, this is an unlikely love story you’ll want to read over and over again!

My Review:

This was a very enjoyable story that had me laughing from the get-go. Treasure's blind date experience was hilarious. It was also a bit sad, but it was a great introduction to our main character.

Treasure repels the bulk of society, but gets along really well with young children and senior citizens. She loves to wear sweater sets and polyester, watch old musicals, and loves her crazy, balding cat.

Even with all of her quirks, she is totally loveable-readers are immune to her "curse". I admired her ability to let others' disdain roll off her back, and her willingness to reach out to those in need (be it a student or an elderly neighbor).

This is a fun read with a clean romance, not to mention that it has a great message about finding the treasures around us (because they are there if we just make the effort to look).

About the Author:

I loved Lisa's profile from her website (picture and description):

I'm a writer, mother, wife, and teacher. By day, I teach Honors writing classes at BYU. By night, I write fiction and creative non-fiction. In between, I do laundry, stop fights, french braid hair, lose my sanity, and rarely cook.

Lisa is from Downey, Idaho, where she grew up writing stories and riding horses. She lives in Orem, Utah, with her multi-talented husband, her two adorable sunshine daughters, and her ancient Siamese cat.

You can follow Lisa on Facebook and her website, and you can learn more about her and The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume by visiting the other stops on the Blog Tour.

How to Get Your Own Copy:
You can enter to win a copy of The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume on Goodreads and on I Am a Reader, Not A Writer. Or you can pre-order it through Cedar Fort, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. It is scheduled for release on November 13, 2012.