Beverly Olsen is a published author. She is a Registered Nurse. Her husband is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and Physician. She has two children and seven grandchildren. Her first book is Vi's Pie, a children's book.
The Dead Sea Treasureby Beverly Olsen
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Becka, Gina, and Tony are best friends growing up in the Heartland. They come from different religious backgrounds but move past the differences by acknowledging that they are all God's Children. Becka and Gina get to go to Israel on a combination business and family vacation. Things go terribly wrong when they are kidnaped. Their captors intend to hold them hostage in exchange for their crime boss fighting extradition to the United States. Their captors are speaking Hebrew. Becka understands every word they are saying because she had to learn Hebrew for her Bat Mitzvah. She quickly realizes their captors have the wrong hostages. When their captors figure out their mistake she fears they will be murdered. Escape is absolutely necessary.
Back in the Heartland, Tony Silva knows a secret that will help find the girls.
The Dead Sea Treasure is about the ordinary and extraordinary times in the lives of three teenagers, their families, friends, and school mates. They are good kids that encounter the ugly side of life. School bullies, internet harassments, a child abuser, and a murderer are just a few of life's troubles to come their way. They solve problems together but they also have enough trust in their families to get them involved when they need extra help and guidance.
A supernatural event takes place at the Dead Sea which changes their lives forever and gives them a higher purpose and calling.
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I Liked the way she used good and evil and the way she put God in the center of the whole thing
"The Dead Sea Treasure by Beverly J. Olsen is a young adventure novel about three best friends who encounter life-changing events. Set in both the US and Israel, the novel jumps back and forth sometimes making it hard to follow. The story starts in the United States and the author sets the scene with the teenagers' day-to-day lives. The adventure shifts into high gear when they travel to Israel, are kidnapped and, as a result, discover a valuable artifact. The book has a religious tone throughout with the characters relating their own backgrounds of Christianity, Muslimism and Judaism in relation to their new experiences. This especially comes into play at the end because they have experienced a larger picture of the world and the supernatural. The writing style is disjointed and readers may have a hard time using their imagination to visualize the story because so much information is given and there are a lot of characters to follow. The plot is solid, but the flow is constantly interrupted by inconsequential detail. It seems like this novel is geared to a younger audience because we experience their bus rides to and from school, dealing with bullies, a teenager's first date, first kiss and the interactions of giggling teenagers. Young readers may not have the patience to read through to the end of the novel because of the many different characters to follow and lack of character development in the main characters. Although this is the author's second book, her first was written for children and is called Vi's Pie." - TBR TopBookReviewers