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|Title: #1: The Curiosity Keeper|
By: Sarah E. Ladd
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.5 (inches)|
Weight: 12 ounces
Series: Treasures of Surrey
Stock No: WW011781
The first book in the beloved Regency romance series, The Treasures of Surrey.
"Regency romantic suspense at its page-turning best." RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, TOP PICK!
"It is not just a ruby, as you say. It is large as a quails egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored to either bless or curse whoever possesses it."
Camille Iverness can take care of herself. Shes done so since the day her mother abandoned the family and left Camille to run their shabby curiosity shop. But when a violent betrayal leaves her injured with no place to hide, Camille must allow a mysterious stranger to come to her aid.
Jonathan Gilchrist never wanted to inherit Kettering Hall. As a second son, he was content to work as the village apothecary. But when his brothers death made him heir just as his fathers foolish decisions put the estate at risk, only the sale of a priceless possessiona ruby called the Bevoycan save the family from ruin. But the gem has disappeared. And all trails lead to Iverness Curiosity Shopand the beautiful shop girl who may be the answer to his many questions.
Caught at the intersection of blessings and curses, greed and deceit, these two determined souls must unite to protect what they hold dear. But when a passion that shines far brighter than any gem is ignited, they will have to decide how much they are willing to risk for their future, love, and happiness.
"An engaging Regency with a richly detailed setting and an unpredictable suspenseful plot." Library Journal
"A delightful read, rich with period details." Sarah M. Eden, bestselling author of For Elise
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky golden retriever. Visit her online at SarahLadd.com; Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor.
Beautifully written, intricately plotted and populated by engaging and realistic characters, The Curiosity Keeper is Regency romantic suspense at its page-turning best. A skillful, sympathetic and refreshingly natural author, Ladd is at the top of her game and should be an auto-buy for every reader.' -4 1/2 starred review and July 2015 Top Pick!