Shattered Treasure

Christian - Romance - General
354 Pages
Reviewed on 12/25/2019
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Shattered Treasure by Cindy Patterson is the story about the scars of our past that don’t seem to leave us, even if we try to move forward. Something like this happened to Addison. She was just trying to get over the hurt of her past. Loving someone is beautiful yet not easy and she knew that. But when she found out her boyfriend was cheating on her, Addison’s world shattered. However, her breaking point came when her sister died and she knew she couldn’t take it anymore. She made a huge mistake and was involved in a car accident that almost took the life of a young girl. Devastated, she tries to rectify her mistake and apologize. Soon, she realizes that fate has some testing in store for her. All she needs to do is make sure she fastens her seatbelt and tries her best to stay on course.

Beautiful yet very powerful, the story is poignant and shares a strong message. If you are good at heart, good things will come to you, even if they take time. Addison is the quintessential protagonist that falls into hard times, but unlike the usual protagonist, she actually does something about it and tries to make the best of the situation she is in. She is strong and smart, but more than that, she has a big heart that gets her into trouble and she knows it. Her relationship with Logan was very charming; the two of them took their time to test the waters and see if they will fit each other. They both were calculating, but they gave in at the end. This is a wonderful story of forgiveness, of loving and of acceptance; one that I enjoyed a lot!

K.C. Finn

Shattered Treasure is a work of Christian romantic fiction which was penned by author Cindy Patterson. Our central figure in this dramatic and engaging work is Addison Morgan, who is still reeling from the grief of losing her sister when a new tragedy strikes. Addison is in a car accident involving a teenage girl and is soon brought to the attention of Officer Logan Tant, who wants to bring her to justice. But when Logan and Addison meet, a new connection forms that neither of them could have predicted, and this leads back to further complications with Addison’s ex-boyfriend and the deeply seated traumas of her past.

Author Cindy Patterson really knows how to tap into the emotional intelligence of her readers, giving us a lot of expression from her central characters but without making their dramas too explicit or obvious either. That way, we as readers engage and read between the lines as we see the developing relationship between Addison and Logan, which is highly satisfying to experience and brings us closer to the drama. The dialogue is well written to add to this level of emotional realism, making the central pair seem like real people that we personally know. The plot constructions of abuse and tragedy are not used gratuitously either but are interwoven and dealt with from a respectful position. All of this makes for a heartfelt and raw work of drama. I would certainly recommend Shattered Treasure to readers seeking this high level of realism and connection in their romance reading.

Trudi LoPreto

Addison is a young woman afraid of commitment after her mother turns her back on her in favor of a new husband; her ex-boyfriend is hurtful and abusive and her sister has died. However, there is also some good in Addison’s life – the support of her loving Aunt Brenda who opens her home and her heart; she also loves teaching her kindergarten class and the time she spends with her best friend, Taylor. Everything changes when she causes a car accident that hurts a young girl. Addison cannot get rid of the guilt and visits the injured girl, Ami Tant, at her home. The problem is that Ami's brother, Logan, wants revenge on her for having hurt his sister. Logan is so angry at Addison and wants her to pay, but he also finds her extremely attractive and is drawn to her sweetness. Addison also finds Logan attractive; there is much love, hate, anger and confusion as the two try to work out their issues.

Shattered Treasure by Cindy Patterson is a God-driven romance that is top in its class. I found this book to have everything and more than the description offered and I had a hard time putting it down. I was sad to have come to the end. Shattered Treasure is about love, compassion, forgiving and God’s grace all wrapped up in a perfect story. I am looking forward to reading all Cindy Patterson’s books and hope there will be another one following the paths of Addison and Logan. All I can say is that if you enjoy reading a good wholesome love story, this book is a must-read.

Ankita Shukla

Shattered Treasure by Cindy Patterson takes readers on a dramatic, emotional, and romantic journey with Addison Morgan. Twenty-two-year-old Addison knew pain more than anything else. After the death of her father, her mother began treating her daughters (Addison and Casey) as a burden. Once she left for college, her aunt took both Addison and Casey under her wing. Everything seemed perfect until Casey died in a car accident. Philip, Addison’s boyfriend, started showing signs of being an abusive partner. Addison caused a car accident involving a young woman, Ami Tant. Logan, her brother, was hell-bent on punishing the driver of the other car.

Many social issues have been brought up in Shattered Treasure by Cindy Patterson. Drinking and driving is a prominent one. Cindy’s feelings on this issue are clear in the plot. Another issue that the author has very cleverly woven into the story is the cost of not speaking up to (or about) an abusive partner. Addison kept suffering in silence when Philip was exerting his control over her and paid a price that could have been avoided.

The book is hard to put down. No matter how much I hated Addison’s decisions of keeping things to herself, I wanted a happy ending for her. She is a character that invites sympathy without even trying. Kudos to the author for creating a character who evokes a range of emotions and connects with readers on a very deep emotional level! Logan and Addison’s attraction towards each other was quite intense. The story moves steadily forward and keeps the reader engrossed until the end.

Peggy Jo Wipf

Shattered Treasure by Cindy Patterson is an emotional novel that will touch your heartstrings. Addison Morgan is in an awful relationship with Philip and has been for several years. He doesn't take kindly to her attempts to break it off with him. His drunken behavior and violent temper have worn down Addison's self-confidence. Addison faints while driving and hits another girl. While visiting the girl she hit, Ami, she meets the mysterious man who has invaded her dreams since she ran into him at the college library. Logan was sure it was a drunk driver that ran into his sister and he is determined the driver will pay for the scars and emotional damage done to his family. Sparks fly between Addison and Logan as they try to begin a relationship. They both come with wounded hearts and trust issues. Will Philip's jealousy be the thing that keeps them apart?

Cindy Patterson bravely writes about issues that are breaking points in relationships. Shattered Treasure keeps the relationship between Addison and Logan on a perpetual cycle as they learn to trust each other and work on misunderstandings. The beauty of this novel is that many readers can relate to the characters within this story. My favorite character is Addison. She struggles to be brave and do the right thing, but like many women, she has had her share of hard times. Her resolve to face disappointment from those she loves, to protect an innocent child, bonds you to this character. This is the book you should read when you doubt humanity or question undying love. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good, clean romance that will probably make you cry. You will not be able to put this book down once Addison and Logan meet; their destined love is inspiring.