Camille Iverness has worked in her father’s shop since the day her mother left to Portugal many years ago to take care of her own ailing mother. Although heartbroken that her mother has yet to return, Camille stays on at the shop assisting her father with the book keeping, while he takes care of the transactions with other merchants.
But one night Camille is left in the shop alone and is attacked by an unknown man. Yet another unknown man shows up on the scene, Jonathan Gilchrist, and rescues her. Little does Camille know that she has become caught in the middle of the search for an emerald called the Bevoy. Jonathan Gilchrist, apothecary and second son, now heir to Kettering Hall, needs that emerald to save his family from losing their home and regain his sister’s dowry. In the scuffle, Camille is injured and Jonathan cleans it up for her as well as taking her to his family’s London home for the night. The next day Camille returns to her father’s shop to discover all is not what it seems. She runs away back to Jonathan and his family who help her get a job at a school nearby.
But the search for the Bevoy must continue. Will the Bevoy be found in time to save Kettering Hall? And what of Jonathan’s new found feelings for Camille? Read this adventurous novel to discover what becomes of the Bevoy, as well as what will happen in the relationship between Camille and Jonathan.
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical fiction 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 husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.
Bestselling and award winning historical novelist author Sarah E. Ladd has done it again. This story of Camille Iverness, Jonathan Gilchrist, and the Bevoy is full of adventure, intrigue, mystery, and romance. Her best story written thus far, Sarah pulls readers into the novel from page one, causing readers to spend hours reading the story to see what happens next. I would highly recommend this novel to all readers of historical fiction that love a bit of mystery and romance on the side.
Series: Treasures of Surrey #1
Genre: historical; Christian; mystery
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: July 7, 2015
Number of pages: 352
Other books in this series:
2-Dawn at Emberwilde (May, 2016)
Check out this fun interview with Sarah E. Ladd from Novel Crossing.
A review copy of this book was provided by NetGalley.