Queen's Gold

Fiction - Adventure
274 Pages
Reviewed on 12/10/2012
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Author Biography

Melissa Bowersock is an eclectic, award-winning writer who turns her hand to any kind of story that moves her: contemporary, western, fantasy, romance, action/adventure, spiritual. She thrives in the Sonoran desert of Southern Arizona with her husband and an Airedale terrier. She is also a certified hypnotherapist.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite

Hal Thompson is a widower who owns a travel agency business, and spends his time trying to raise his two nearly adult children alone after the untimely death of his wife only two years previously. Hal’s daughter becomes involved with the reincarnation and regression to a past life through hypnosis. After some trying, she convinces him to undergo a hypnotic past-life regression of his own. He is very skeptical even when his session reveals the hiding place of ancient Aztec gold. Other people take it more seriously. After his daughter is kidnapped he is forced to plunge into the jungles of Mexico with the help of a woman who rekindles feelings that could be centuries old. Can he find the gold before the costs become too high? Or will he fail and in doing so lose the love of his life, again?

I found "Queen’s Gold" to have an interesting concept. I have a fondness for action-adventure along with a little mystery and this book fits the bill nicely. I found the characters well-conceived, particularly the main character, a man who suddenly finds his world again turned upside down. The dialogue is very good as well. The plot moves along at a solid pace with enough action to keep the readers' interest. There are some serious action sequences that will completely grab the reader. The lead up to the climax is a tad predictable. However, the ending is set up nicely with a little twist. Overall, I found "Queen’s Gold" to be a well-written and enjoyable story.