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A Surprising Treasure
on January 25, 2016
I am glad that I read this book on Kindle at the recommendation of a wise friend (retired English professor) and did not read the extensive reviews ahead of time. Please do not read any review that reveals the PLOT before you start to read this book. Allow yourself to be surprised at the unexpected twists and turns. You will find yourself saying, "Oh no!" more than once as the characters do things you would never expect to see in a more conventional novel.
I almost quit reading early in the story--wondering where the author was taking us as the plot slowly developed. I am so glad I persevered. The changing locations and scenery of the story motivated me to get out my atlas and find the spots so elegantly described. You will want to travel there!
The characters in the story are so well drawn that they will remind you of Charles Dickens at his best. The THEME of the story is profound, especially about the changing nature of love and the difference between immature, selfish love and mature love. Insights also abound about the nature of true versus counterfeit spirituality. After reading it on Kindle, I decided I wanted to get my own hard copy to keep and read again.