Mariah Aubrey made a mistake. And now she’s paying dearly for it. In her pen she takes solace, pounding on highly emotional memories that will haunt her for the rest of her life. But she’s making do with what she has, even if sh has been banished from her family, and even if her landlord is a completely heartless cretin. Matthew Bryant, who has leased the landlord’s property, has some ghosts of his own to battle. Having never quite gotten over being rejected by a girl he fell for he has returned triumphantly, with wealth and reputation. Now it’s only a matter of getting the girl to look his way. But Mariah Aubrey’s presence proves to be a hindrance. There is a mystery about her and apparently a scandal, but can he afford to become entangled in it?
With a perfect blend of history and mystery Julie Klassen picks readers up from their present time and plops them down in a bygone era. Complete with sailors, fortune-hunters and authoresses it’s a tale that I highly doubt will leave readers disappointed. I for one was glued to the pages from start to finish. Not my favorite Klassen novel, but it does contain her expected talent. And as a side note, I can officially say I have read every Klassen novel except for her latest release. Whoop whoop!
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