Book Review: “Hunter’s Prize” By Marcia GruverJuly 28, 2012 at 5:07 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction
From the back cover: A little boy’s treasure puts Addie McRae’s life in grave danger.
When Addie left her sheltered Mississippi life to become a governess to Ceddy Whitfield, she never dreamed she’d be undertaking her most challenging role yet. But after a brutal attack on her peculiar charge and a break-in that threatens the serenity Whitfield Manor, Addie’s coveted new life is on a dangerous course. What could a little boy have that thieves are so eager to find?
Pearson Foster arrives on the misty banks of Lake Caddo determined to haul up the wreckage of the doomed steamer Mittie Stephens along with her cargo of gold, unaware that young Ceddy hides a valuable treasure of his own. Then, accused of a terrible act of cruelty against the boy, Pearson stands to lose something even more precious than hidden fortune. But would he harm a child and the woman he grows to love in his quest for mere riches?
Pearson is a treasure hunter, Ceddy has a treasure that others a looking for and Addie looks to Pearson to help protect both her and the boy. “Hunter’s Prize” is great fun to read. It is a nice romance and, while it takes place in 1904, it is relevant. This book is all about communication and how badly we can mess it up. The boy is Autistic and cannot communicate which leads to certain events, Pearson can communicate but he lands in trouble anyway. There is the theme of treasure and finding the greatest treasure of them all. Ms. Gruver has a great way of telling the story and moving it along at a nice pace. Her characters are wonderful and she gives them life and unique voices. I liked this book a lot and it was a fitting ending to this trilogy. Well done.
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