In early 1800s England, Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long.
Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can’t resist the urge to solve the puzzle.
As Jess and Derek race to find the hidden artifact before her family’s enemies, they learn as much about each other as they do about the past. But can their search to uncover the truth and set history right lead to a future together?
Kristi Ann Hunter is one of my favorite historical romance authors.
This is the third book in this series so it was nice to finally get to know Jess and her back story, which is very interesting.
It did take me awhile to get into this book but things definitely started to heat about about twenty-five percent through. This wasn’t my favorite book I read by Kristi but I didn’t enjoy it nevertheless.
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.