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A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart Series #1) Paperback – April 16, 2008


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About the Author

Catherine Palmer lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and sons Geoffrey and Andrei. She is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and holds a master's degree in English from Baylor University. Her first book was published in 1988. Since then she has published nearly forty novels, many of them national bestsellers. Catherine has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Christy Award, the highest honor in Christian fiction. Twice she has been nominated for the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Total sales of her novels number nearly two million copies.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; a edition (April 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414321902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414321905
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,825,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Catherine Palmer lives in Atlanta with her husband, Tim, where they serve as missionaries in a refugee community. They have two grown sons. Cathy is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and holds a master's degree in English from Baylor University. Her first book was published in 1988. Since then she has published over 50 novels, many of them national best sellers. Catherine has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Christy Award, the highest honor in Christian fiction. In 2004, she was given the Career Achievement Award for Inspirational Romance by "Romantic Times BOOKreviews" magazine. More than 2 million copies of Catherine's novels are currently in print.

With her compelling characters and strong message of Christian faith, Catherine is known for writing fiction that "touches the hearts and souls of readers." Her many collections include A Town Called Hope, Treasures of the Heart, Finders Keepers, English Ivy, and the Miss Pickworth series. Catherine also recently coauthored the Four Seasons fiction series with Gary Chapman, the "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Five Love Languages."

Customer Reviews

An adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat!
Janie Belle
The main character Tillie was a overtly preachy - almost to the point of being too good to be true, which was one of the things that annoyed me when reading this book.
Amazon Customer
This book is a fun read and a cross between Christian romance and action adventure.
Marty

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on November 25, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is one of my favorite of the great writing of Catherine Palmer. A Kiss of Adventure is filled with mystery, suspense, romance, and lovable characters. Tillie is a woman who lives in Kenya, betrothed to a businesslike man, Arthur. She is bored with her monotonous life. Suddenly she is into an adventure, almost gets kidnapped, and is thrust into a strange partnership with the handsome Graeme. With the common goal of finding the treasure they keep you thoroughly involved in this page-turning book. What will happen at the end? Who's the thief? Will they fall in love? To find out read this book which will capture you and bring you deep into the jungles of Africa! Catherine Palmer does a superb job of writing a wonderful romance, adventure, mystery. Not too much of any one thing... a perfect book that will draw you in. It will soon become one of you favorites... a gem in your book "treasure chest"!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Take a Journey with a Book on March 9, 2011
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What a wonderful book to read from a talented, Christian author! The reader will soon be engrossed in the adventures of Tillie and Graeme. You will find yourself cheering the characters on as they face obstacle after obstacle....and find yourself smiling as you watch these two slowly fall in love. I love the Christian aspect of the novel; a very "clean", romantic, and encouraging book with many lessons to teach the reader. I loved the mysterious "treasure element" to the novel, as well. The reader will definitely not be disappointed. I can't wait to read more novel by this wonderful author!!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Marty on August 1, 2005
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I enjoyed all four books in this series but this one is my favorite. Be prepared for non-stop action and a taste of Africa. Tillie Thornton grew up in Africa and she's returned to pursue her scientific field of agroforestry by planting trees to hold back the desert and help people grow food. She's looking for neither romance nor adventure when both find her in the person of Graeme McLeod who kidnaps her to protect her from others trying to do the same. Needless to say, it's a bumpy beginning for Tillie's relationship with the man she initially thinks of as a rogue and pirate. Little does she realize her chosen profession causes people to believe she's the Tree-Planting-Woman foretold in an ancient prophesy as the one who would find the treasure of Timbuktu. With treasure involved, Tillie finds herself in danger and Graeme may be just the man to protect her, in spite of her vehement protests that she can take care of herself. Graeme is no stranger to adventure but love is another story...one which just may change his entire life. This book is a fun read and a cross between Christian romance and action adventure. It's filled with interesting characters and plot twists as well as action packed adventure. But it's light-hearted fiction, so don't take it too seriously.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 2001
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different cover. It was an excellent novell. It takes you all along Africa, and shows how standing firm in your Faith, even when it's hard always reaps a reward, even when you don't expect one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "annie-liz" on April 20, 2004
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I absolutely loved this book. Catherine Palmer has excelled herself. The characters were realistic and everything was believable but had just that touch of fantasy that is so essential in an inspirational romance.
Tillie Thornton loves working with her Neem trees in Africa but longs for a bit of adventure. She gets more than she bargains for when a young boy throws an ancient amulet round her neck. Kidnapped first by a determined Targui wanting the treasure of Timbuktu and then by Graeme McCleod life is just about full of adventure for her.
Graeme McCleod just wants the journal of a famous Scottish adventurer but a couple thngs stand in his way, one being the tuareg caravan and the other being Tille Thornton. Taking her away from the tuareg was one thing, taking her along with him is another but unfortunately it is the only option when Tillie doesn't give in to him like he had expected.
Two very different people wanting very different things. Two very different people with very different vies. Can they ever be more than another man and woman to each other?
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Moore on September 7, 2004
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I MISS MAMA HANNA!!!!! I read all FOUR of them (the last one is not included in the Treasure's of the Heart Series, but it should be. It's called "Sunrise Song") These are such good books, starting with "A Kiss of Adventure". The next one is "A Whisper of Danger", the third one is, "A Touch of Betrayal" and then the last one above. They are "Indiana Jones" with a Christian Romance intertwined throughout! And by the time I read all four of them, I felt like they were a part of my family! And I really felt a loss for Mama Hanna when I finished them! HA! I sent all four of them to a missionary friend of mine who is living in Africa now and she is thoroughly enjoying them, too. A delightful series! I will read them again, and again!
December 2012 - And I did!! I had sent my set to my African missionary friend. So, I rebought the series a few weeks ago and have gone throught the series again anew!! Oh, so good!!!!
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39 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Kenworthy on August 5, 2011
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I couldn't make it past 1% of this book because of all the preachy bible quotes and trust in God messages!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Celina V. Sconochini on November 18, 2005
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I bought this book with some doubts because I read some of the other books written by Catherine Palmer, and although I enjoyed them, they all had a little tone of soap opera at times that kind of bothered me. But from the beginning "A kiss of Adventure" proved me wrong! This is an excellent story! I couldn't stop reading...every page is filled with adventure and romance...romance and adventure...
Everything starts when Tillie is suddenly pulled into a Land Rover by the mysterious Graeme McLeod. From that point on, Tillie's life will change for ever. The race for the treasure of Timbuktu is on, and these two characters will have to go through deserts and crocodiles to solve a mystery that started two hundred years ago...
At the end, Tillie will find her real treasure...the treasure that was there all along but she couldn't understand...It's a great story...a great book...If you like heartfelt romance with a twist of adventure this is the book for you!
Enjoy!
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