Book Review: Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasures
by D. Hart

*** Inspired by a community tragedy ***
(Characters and other events are a work of fiction)

“Forgotten Treasures is beautifully layered with twists and revelations you will never see coming! Dani Hart keeps the pages turning in this sweet romance sprinkled with the hope of undying love. I found myself engrossed, demanding to know what happens next. Each revelation is another key to the puzzle. Perfectly complex! Mesmerizing.” Addison Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author

"I have read some great books so far in 2015 but this one is definitely in the top 3 for me. I could not recommend this book any more- you should not let this one pass you by." Kellie, Eye Candy Bookstore

In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed.

A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love.

Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it's anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.

Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?

Music Lyrics by Brogan Kelby

TeriLyn's thoughts: The blurb for Forgotten Treasures along with the cover with caught my eye when I saw it listed on Netgalley. Excited at the prospect of an emotionally laden story I dove right into the story. For me, the entire premise of the book was great. Told mostly from the 1st person point of view of the heroine, Baylor, with few snippets thrown in from the hero, Brandt, the reader travels a journey sorting through memories and reflections to help Baylor remember who she is and what happened to her sealing her current fate. 

The writing here tripped me up because there were many times I felt the plot labored on and on. Mundane details kept the depth of emotion at surface level for me. I wanted to dig deeper into the grit and rawness of the tragedy these people faced and never really felt like I was in the think of it. The way in which the story unfolds became predictable from very early on in Baylor's story which also halted my connection because I kept feeling as though I wanted to get to the heart of story. In contrast through the reflections on the past, I wanted to feel that undeniable electric connection between the hero and heroine but felt it fell kind of flat. Executing a plot like this from the 1st person I'm sure is very tricky and unfortunately for me it just didn't work. 

Positives come in the form of the hero and again the premise of the plot. Brandt Reilly was a man who stuck. There were so many times I felt he was being held back as a hero. He was over shadowed by Grady in many instances. He was the kind of character who could have been a soaring hero. But he was still a man I felt compelled to throughout the book even though I didn't feel strong connections to the relationships. Again, this plot interested me the most. It was different than other community tragedies I've read about and heart breaking. The best I can describe my feelings towards the execution is by saying surface level. I wanted depth and felt the potential for so much of it in Forbidden Treasures.

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