Buried Treasures - eBook
Deeply Moving Christian Romance
BURIED TREASURES by Mary Manners, Christian Romance
A year after the brutal murder of her young husband, Caroline and 6-year-old daughter Callie leave Chicago in search of a fresh start and a safe haven in small-town Mountainview, Tennessee. Caroline had inherited the old homestead from her Aunt Nora, where pleasant and happy memories filled her senses. Neighbor and builder, Matt Carlson has suffered insurmountable losses, as well as the added responsibility of helping his troubled nephew adjust to a loving and structured environment. Throughout this story of heartache and new beginnings, unexpected tragedies and romance are interwoven, not only involving two main characters, but branching into additional directions creating a multiplicity of events that enhance this poignant story of healing, trust and forgiveness. Caroline struggles with her fear of attending church while her daughter craves the experience from memories of happy times. Supportive neighbors and friends offer encouragement and assistance in the healing process in the lives of the characters in this story.
Mary Manners writes Christian romance fiction far beyond a conventional pleasant reading experience. She creates depth of character, and paints artistic scenes in a picturesque manner. Her Christian influence is gently woven throughout the story in a suble manner which is refreshing and inspiring. Events throughout "Buried Treasures" move the reader through a multitude of emotional experiences, making this a profound reading experience.
Disclaimer: I was given a paperback copy of this book for the express purpose of an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed are mine, and not influenced by others.
January 13, 2013
What a delightful story by Mary Manners. I could just imagine myself moving into the inherited aunt's home and starting over with a new career as high-school guidance counselor, raising my precious little daughter, Callie, and meeting the most wonderful man, Matt! They have both experienced such tragedy in their previous marriages and naturally they are reluctant and afraid to love again, but chemistry is there and they must see where it leads or give up and have a loveless existence. I was so drawn by the sincerity of the characters. I loved the church gatherings and functions the characters attended. It made me miss the churches where I served as pastor's wife. I would love to see a second book to tell what does happen next in the lives of Caroline, Callie, Matt, Paul, Andie and the others. I highly recommend this book to readers. I think you will be as happy as I am about reading this book by Mary Manners.
December 4, 2012
A GREAT ROMANCE
Buried Treasures is just that--a treasure of a story. I fell in love with Caroline and Matt right from the start and recommend Ms. Manner's books to anyone looking for an amazing romance with a heartfelt message.
June 28, 2012
Every now and again, it's nice to just sit back and read a nice sweet story , a romance but one that isn't filled with sweaty sex scenes - not to say us readers don't enjoy them. However, I find the best way to tell if a book is actually worth reading and holds substance , is if it turns out to be a great romance without adding the necessary sex scene. In these types of romances, the reader thrives on the emotions of the novel and at times they can be quite raw as shown in Buried Treasures.
Buried Treasures starts off with Matt and his nephew Paul fixing up the house next door for Nora's niece Caroline to arrive , however she's a week early and the first meeting doesn't go as planned. It seems that Caroline and her daughter Callie are running away from something in Chicago ? Is it an evil ex-husband or a murderous criminal ?
As the novel continues we see Callie and Matt getting on like a house on fire , but is Caroline afraid to let her guard down around Matt and tends to push him away , when Paul after an incident with his mum turns up drunk at Caroline's house - is this the connection she needs to become closer to Matt but when tragedy strikes , can she afford to let her heart go to Matt or will it be too late to share her feelings with him ?
What Buried Treasures lie uncovered in this small community ? Will Caroline open the treasures of her heart to Matt and vice versa ?
Find out in Mary Manner's new novel "Buried Treasures
November 7, 2011