Book Review: “The Curiosity Keeper” by Sarah E. Ladd

July 29, 2015 at 7:19 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Sarah E. Ladd in her new book “Curiosity Keeper bok coverThe Curiosity Keeper” Book One in the Treasures of Surrey series published by Thomas Nelson takes us into the life of Camille Iverness.

From the back cover:   “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.

Someone has stolen a rare ruby known as the Bevoy. Camille and Jonathan need to get it back. Jonathan is an apothecary. Camille works at the Curiosity Shop. The search for this gem is going to change their lives dramatically. Ms. Ladd has given us history, mystery, suspense and romance. Jonathan and Camille are two of the best characters that I have read about in a long time. You fall in love with these two and you so want them to break free and embrace all that God has in store for them you just do not know how they can do it. That’s the beauty of the story watching to see how His plan for them unfolds. Great characters, great plot with plenty of twists and turns equals a great read.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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