Kindle Edition 2011
Birdie Kaminsky is a petty thief and a pick pocket. She has lived on her own since she was sixteen. She left her mother, who moved from one man to the next, in order to swindle money from them. Birdie lands in Liberty, Ohio, where she plans to steal a treasure that has been hidden since the Civil War. The only clue she has is a quote that has been handed down through her family, "Liberty safeguards the cherished heart." Birdie secretly admires the author of the quote, freed woman, Justice Postell. Justice was heavy with child when she left the South so, Birdie wonders if some of the family of Justice may still live in the area. She has her eye on the feisty, pistol packin', Theodora Hendricks.
When Birdie arrives in town, little does she know that an investigative reporter may be her down fall. As Birdie delves into the mystery surrounding the hidden treasure, she starts to rethink her life of crime and wants to go straight. The only problem, can the thief in her just leave that life behind or will it keep coming back to haunt her?
This is a thoroughly enjoyable read. You will laugh at the feisty and haughty, Theodora. Birdie, the habitual thief, develops a conscience that is causing her to have second thoughts. The storyline is well written and had me hooked from the start. A strange and volatile relationship between Birdie and the reporter, Hugh, has you shaking your head at times. The story leads into the Christmas season making this a very nice read to add to your holiday enjoyment. This is a wonderful story of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and the general goodness of man. I highly recommend this book to anyone who just enjoys a good read.
I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.
I give Treasure Me 4 out of 5 stars