FINAL RESORT (3) by Dana Mentink: Ava Stanton’s family has owned Whisper Mountain Resort for years, but financial difficulties mean she might have to sell. Her uncle Paul believes he has the solution: the Sunset Star, a 130-carat pink pearl. With it, the resort could be saved. Unfortunately, Paul is kidnapped and presumed dead. Treasure seeker Luca Gage offers to help Ava find her uncle. But unbeknownst to Ava, Luca is interested in purchasing the property. The characters are hard to engage with at times, but Mentink’s tale is full of descriptive prose and presents a valuable reminder that relationships, versus earthly treasures, are our greatest blessings.