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Treasured Keepsakes Giveaway & Review

Treasured Keepsakes by Rachel Skatvold

About the Book

Treasured Keepsakes by Rachel Skatvold

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.

My Review

5 stars


Rachel Skatvold delivers a sweet romance with a twist by writing the opening scene where the married Leah leaves her husband.


At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the story. I instantly connected with Leah and her plight in a troubled marriage. I loved the way the author kept me guessing early in the book if it was going to be a reconciliation romance or not. You’ll have to read it for yourself to find out.


I enjoyed the way the author had me rooting for all the main characters, even the one a reader might expect to dislike. The ups and downs of the romance and life of the characters kept me turn the pages.


Fans of clean, sweet romance and Christian romance will fall in love with this story. I highly recommend it.


Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Both main characters come into a full relationship with Jesus. Faith plays a central role to the story.


Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Celebrate Lit Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Author Rachel Skatvold

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. You can find more information about her books at

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?

Blog Stops

Back Porch Reads, April 23 (Author Interview)

Sylvan Musings, April 23

Simple Harvest Reads, April 26 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

The Lofty Pages, April 30

Stories By Gina, May 2 (Author Interview)


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.

Treasured Keepsakes Giveaway


Courtney, it looks like there are 15 books in the series now.

I've read many of them and they each stand on their own and can be read in any order. I've really been enjoying the series too.


May 03

I loved your review! I always love books that talk about the importance of strong, Christian marriages. How many books are in this series? I think I've seen several, but I could also be mixing these up with a different series.


The book seems to start off with a scene that grabs the reader's attention right away.


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