Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume" by Lisa Rumsey Harris Book Tour/Review

The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume is author Lisa Rumsey Harris’ first book.
Her family’s curse has kept Treasure hidden…until now.
Treasure Blume is a pear-shaped first grade teacher with an awkward tendency to blurt out whatever she’s thinking. And she has a family curse (or gift, depending on who you talk to); everyone who meets her (over puberty but under Alzheimer¹s) initially dislikes her.

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!

The Unlikely Gift of Treasure BlumeThe Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume by Lisa Rumsey Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another one of those  wonderful books that I can recommend to everyone.  This is a clean romance filled with humor and fantastic characters.  It was thoroughly delightful in every way, and the only way it could be improved upon is to have a sequel published!

Treasure Blume was fantastic.  I had no idea when I began the book that was her name.  And, believe it or not, I connected with her on so many levels.  I can totally relate to not being liked by people--that is the story of my life.  I am just too different, and people don't know what to do with me.  I love Treasure's choice in movies--musicals!  And even though I have been married and kind of dated two other guys, men do not normally like me.  Many of my family have even rejected me.  The question plaguing me is where is my Dennis?

The fact that Treasure is a schoolteacher also resonated with me.  I know how it feels to buck the school system as well, and it's always tough to be the teacher that is not well-liked. I hope that if I ever get a chance to be a full-time teacher again that I can be the kind of teacher Treasure is.  And it is a good reminder that even when everyone is against you, great things can happen.

My favorite things about the book was the author's sense of humor. I have mentioned before that in so many books I read, humor seems to be a thing of the past.  How refreshing to read a book that actually makes me laugh out loud.  And the romance is fun and funny without being sappy.  Oh, and by the way, no sex scenes nor profanity.  It is completely clean!

So if you are looking for a nice, light read with romance and humor (and a crazy old lady that is absolutely lovable!), I invited you to check out this book.

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Meet the Author:
Lisa Rumsey Harris is from Downey, Idaho, where she grew up writing stories and riding horses. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from BYU, where she now teaches writing classes.
As a writer, Lisa won the Brookie and D.K. Brown Memorial FictionContest with her short story, “Topless in Elko.”  In 2005, her short story “The Resurrection of the Bobcat” won a Moonstone Award in the same contest. She also writes personal essays. “Honor in the Ordinary” won the Heather Campbell Brown Essay contest in 2006, and was published in Segullah. Segullah has also published her essays “I Look Like My Sister” and “Custodian of My Emotional Suitcase.” 
Lisa lives in Orem, Utah, with her multi-talented husband, her two adorable sunshine daughters, and her ancient Siamese cat.

To follow the entire tour, click here.


  1. Sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Great review

  2. It's funny I always tell friends that I like to read murder mysteries and horror stories...but I really have a secret love of romance and comedy...shhh..don't tell anyone. Although after I ad this to my goodreads everyone will know.

  3. sounds like a very cute book! :)


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