Treasured Keepsakes

Redemption and Renewal

In “Treasured Keepsakes,” Rachel Skatvold invites readers on an unforgettable journey to the enchanting Suamalie Islands, where the echoes of the past intertwine with the promise of a brighter future.

Amidst the sun-drenched shores and swaying palms, Leah Kamuela seeks refuge from the strains of her marriage and career. Finding solace on Laumua Island, she embarks on a quest for healing and renewal, uncovering long-buried secrets and rediscovering the strength within herself.

Meanwhile, Jayson Kamuela grapples with the consequences of his relentless pursuit of success. As his marriage crumbles and his career teeters on the brink, Jayson is forced to confront the emptiness of his ambitions and the true meaning of happiness.

Against the backdrop of the Suamalie Islands’ breathtaking beauty, Leah and Jayson’s paths converge in a story of redemption and second chances. As they each confront their pasts and embrace the possibility of a new beginning, they discover that true treasures are found not in possessions, but in the bonds of love and forgiveness.

With its engaging narrative and vivid imagery, “Treasured Keepsakes” is a timeless tale that will capture the hearts of readers young and old. Join Leah and Jayson as they embark on a journey of self-discovery and redemption, and let yourself be swept away by the magic of the Suamalie Islands.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Treasured Keepsakes

Note: I received a copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a positive review.

Treasured Keepsakes in on Tour with Celebrate Lit!

Book: Treasured Keepsakes

Author: Rachel Skatvold

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: March 26, 2024

It doesn’t always end with a happily ever after.

Feeling unappreciated by her husband and burnt out at her job, Leah Kamuela needs to clear her head. Traveling to Laumua Island, she stays with her cousin, Sabrina, for a fresh start and to finally heal old wounds she’s covered up for years.

Jayson Kamuela has spent his life climbing the corporate ladder and his upcoming promotion will give him the life of his dreams, but at what cost? His wife has left him. He’s hit rock bottom. Maybe it’s time for him to change.

When Jayson is forced to go on sabbatical, he goes to search for his wife. Leah, however, after seeing Sabrina’s business success, believes she could also have a successful business on the Suamalie Islands.

With Leah needing to start on a new path and Jayson finally seeing the errors in his ways, how will the two of them work it out to finally have a happily ever after?

Take a trip to the Suamalie Islands where palm trees sway, the sand and sea pulse with life, and the people will steal your heart.

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About the Author

Treasured Keepsakes

Rachel Skatvold is a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing Christian romance and devotionals. She has published over a dozen novels, including books in the Hart Ranch and Whispers in Wyoming Series. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.

More from Rachel

Have you ever lost something you treasured?

A few years ago, I had an unexpected surgery and had to take off my wedding rings before the procedure. Everything went fine, but after I came home, my fingers were swollen, so I could not put my rings back on right away. I put them away for safe keeping, but several weeks later, when I started feeling better, I went looking for my rings and couldn’t find them. I panicked at first. Could I have forgotten them in the hospital and just thought I brought them home? All kinds of scenarios ran though my head.

Have you ever done this? Put something treasured away for “safe keeping” and then forgotten where the safe place was? I have to admit, I do this a lot.

To make a long story short, after some searching, I finally found my rings in a jewelry box in the bottom of my sock drawer. I was so relieved. While my rings are a material possession, the meaning behind them is what was most troubling when I thought they were lost. They symbolize the special relationship my husband and our promise to each other. My engagement ring is also a family heirloom from my husband’s side of the family, so it really was a treasured keepsake for me.

In my new book, Treasured Keepsakes, Jayson Kamuela doesn’t realize what he’s lost until it’s almost too late. He has been too busy climbing the corporate ladder to reach his dream job to realize his marriage has slipped through the cracks.

Leah still loves her husband, but through the years, they have become more like strangers. When she comes to her breaking point and realizes Jayson has no intention of changing, she feels trapped. Leah escapes to the only refuge she can think of— her cousin’s home on Suamalie. Will this couple be able to recover the treasure of their marriage before it is lost forever?

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To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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