About the Book
Hazel Hughes has spent her life believing she is a Medium—someone who can talk to ghosts. But as of yet, that skill has remained frustratingly elusive. She is also suffering from a reoccurring childhood dream of someone who looks almost exactly like Hazel, but this dream version of herself is slowly going mad.
Sam MacInnes is a talented surgeon who runs in the highest social circles thanks to his family’s position and history. When Sam hires Hazel to assist him with his medical practice, he is immediately drawn to her intelligence, wit, and beauty.
Their potential relationship is derailed one evening when a mysterious count arrives in London and reveals to Hazel the truth about her past: she was abducted at birth and her twin sister has fallen dangerously ill.
Hazel agrees to travel to Romania with Count Petrescu in order to save her sister, and Sam insists on accompanying her. The count has secrets, though, and the journey grows more sinister with every mile that draws Hazel closer to her homeland. Even as her feelings for Sam become deeper and more complicated, she fears she might not survive the quest to save her sister with her heart intact, not to mention her life. She must learn to draw on gifts she doesn’t know she has if they are going to ever return home again.
Hazel and Sam must fight their way past dark magic, clockwork beasts, and their own insecurities as they try to reach her sister in the impenetrable Coppergate Tower before time runs out.
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About the Author
Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) is the author of twelve published novels, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005 , her work won the Utah Best of State award. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released in 1999. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Education from Weber State University. She loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She is married and the mother of three children.
Nancy Campbell Allen has done it again with an exciting new Rapunzel steampunk re-telling that includes a bit of mystery, suspense, paranormal, and romance. This story will have readers on the edge of their seats with the various unexpected twists and turns. Readers will have a hard time putting down this delightful and thrilling page-turning story. Campbell does an excellent job in combining steampunk and fairytale in a story where readers will be captivated and wanting more even after the turn of the very last page. This story provides plenty of excitement and swoony romance to charm readers as well. This novel is one that readers are going to fall in love with and not want to miss!
Series: Steampunk Proper Romance
Genre: romance, science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, paranormal
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publication date: August 6, 2019
Number of pages: 368
Other books in the series:
1-Beauty and the Clockwork Beast
2-Kiss of the Spindle
A review copy of this book was provided by Shadow Mountain. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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