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The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume

Treasure Blume has a "gift," but it's kind of a strange one. This gift is that she "triggers fear and dislike in all she meets." This doesn't sound like much of a gift, but Treasure is able to use it to weed people out of her life that don't tell her the truth. It also makes her life kind of hard, from the moment Grammy Blume told Treasure and her dad about the gift, her parents have been protecting her from others. Including her mother making sure that she had a student teaching job, and even offering to get her a full time teaching job. But Treasure really wants to make it on her own, so she moves to Las Vegas, where anyone with a teaching certificate can get a job, gets a job at a school where there's no chance that anyone will ever like her, and begins living her life. There's plenty of bad blind dates, crazy sweaters, and polyester, but pretty soon Treasure learns to love her life in Las Vegas and all of the kids that don't necessarily come from the right side of the tracks. In the end she's able to make life better for the kids and take on a military style office secretary too! 

This really was a fun book! I laughed out loud at some of the crazy situations Treasure's gift gets her into. There was a sweet, clean love story included in Treasure's story. But it's also a story about learning to love yourself and become the best that you can be without worrying about what others think of you. 

Lisa Rumsey Harris has been working on two big projects this Fall: baby girl number #3, due January 28, and the release of her first novel, The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume. In between, she teaches writing classes at BYU, does laundry, french braids hair, stops fights, loses her sanity, and rarely cooks. Check out her world at www.treasureblume.com and www.facebook.com/treasureblume.

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