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The Curiosity Keeper

Book 1, A Treasures of Surrey Novel

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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 quail’s egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored to either bless or curse whoever possesses it.”

Camille Iverness can take care of herself. She’s 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 brother’s death made him heir just as his father’s foolish decisions put the estate at risk, only the sale of a priceless possession—a ruby called the Bevoy—can save the family from ruin. But the gem has disappeared. And all trails lead to Iverness Curiosity Shop—and 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

From Publishers Weekly

May 18, 2015 – In 1812, Camille Iverness works in her father's curiosity shop, selling collectibles, in a rough part of London. She had a more genteel upbringing living on her grandfather's estate, until his death brought about a move to London and into commercial enterprise. Jonathan Gilchrist is drawn to the Iverness Curiosity Shop in search of a valuable ruby stolen from his father, the possession of which can save the Gilchrist family fortune and their estate. Jonathan naturally assumes Camille knows something about the ruby; after someone else appears at the shop seeking it, the subsequent trouble forces Camille to accept help from Jonathan, although she does not trust him. Attraction grows between them even while the gem threatens their developing relationship. Ladd's (The Headmistress of Rosemere) story, with its menace and cast of seedy London characters, feels more like a work of Dickens than a Regency, which may confound Regency fans. A twist near the end provides an element of surprise in a relatively predictable plot. A solid outing.

Customer Reviews

The Curiosity Keeper

Great story! Well written. Looking forward to next books in this series.

The Curiosity Keeper

A little mystery, a little romance, some drama, and a lot of caring and love at the end. Sarah really did a great work in this story, a must read. Thanks so much !

The Curiosity Keeper

I love this story whose characters portray the spectrum of human weaknesses and strengths, skillfully weaving together a storyline of intrigue and tender romance!

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The Curiosity Keeper
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Jul 07, 2015
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Treasures of Surrey Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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