Treasured Keepsakes release week of fun

Absent minded? Yes

In Treasured Keepsakes, Jayson is going through a bit of a midlife crisis, leaving him absent minded and accident prone. Because of this, he finds himself in several precarious situations. Have you ever had a minor injury or mishap that might have not been funny at the time but now you look back at it with a laugh? Share a funny story about a time when you felt accident prone.

Absent minded is the story of my life, but I rarely laugh about it and not much results in injury. When there is a medical required mishap, I do it well. 

Two summers ago, my husband and I enjoyed a mini-getaway where we barrowed a friend’s camper and enjoyed time near the lake. My husbandd fished and I read during the mornings and in the evenings, we shared a meal with our friends and did more of what we did in thee mornings. It was lazy and refreshing. Precisly what we needed. 

On the last day, we packed up our things and cleaned the camper. Before leaving, I went to get up into the camper to do a walk through, wanting to make sure everything was cleaned and set. Upon assension, I missed my step and went face first into the floor, sliding into the bedroom door frame with my right hand (my writing hand), thus breaking my pinky finger. And it was an ugly break, so bad that my husband even got a little green around the gills. 

I wish I could tell you that I laugh about it, but not yet. That poor little finger still isn’t like it used to be, and every so often, it sends sharp pains through my hand. However, I will always remeber the goals my husband and I set for ourselves in this new phase of life we are headed into as well as the peace and quiet we relished in. We learned that taking the time to enjoy each other’s company is more important than always being on the move and laughing about being young enough to still enjoy our time away from the family.

So, how about you? Do you have one of those moments? Feel free to share below. 

Treasured Keepsakes (Suamalie Islands Year 2, Book 11)

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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.

About Rachel Skatvold

Rachel Skatvold is a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance and encouraging blogs. Rachel completed her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas in 2014 and is now working on the Hart Ranch Series, set in the Montana wilderness and the Ladies of Ardena Series, set in medieval times. She is also a contributing author in the Whispers in Wyoming and Brides of Pelican Rapids 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 Rachel and her books on her website:


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Rachel’s other books in the Suamalie Islands Series

Wheeler’s Design (Year 1 Book2)

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Clay is messy and so is Sabrina’s life sometimes, but will God mold it into a work of art?

Sabrina Wheeler, single mom and business owner, won a scholarship to expand her pottery studio on Luamua Island. Now, she can finally have the career and life she’s been praying for. The scholarship includes a mentor, and Sabrina is anxious to make a good impression.

For Chad Berkley, an impromptu business trip to the Suamalie Islands couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Aside from it triggering his OCD personality, he also has important obligations in Yorkshire, and being absent for a month was not in his plans. The new assignment is an honor, however, and a huge step up in his career. He can’t risk disappointing his boss now.

But then he sees Sabrina. After their brief meeting at the business conference, he hasn’t stopped thinking of her. How had he missed that she is the business owner he’s been sent to mentor? Talk about distractions on his first big assignment. Will he be able to push his personal feelings aside and keep his focus on business?

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.


  1. Shari Hamble

    I would love to buy all your books but money wise just can’t. I’m sure they are great! I read the clips and really enjoyed them. Blessings

  2. dvdgal75

    Thank you for sharing