As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia—and a woman of good character—Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected to be steaming through the Mediterranean on a luxuriously appointed yacht under the watchful and jovial eye of one Lord Silverton. But here they are, as improper as it is, on a quest to find the duke’s heir, whereabouts unknown.

An expert on anachronisms, the adventurous Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeological dig on the island of Crete. And when Truelove and Silverton disembark, they are met with incidents of a violent nature: a ransacked flat, a murdered government employee, an assassination attempt. And as they steam from port to port on Max’s trail, dodging danger at every turn, Truelove will discover the folly of her misconceptions—about the whims of the heart, the desires of men, and the nature of time itself.

My Review

I am a fan of author, Beatriz William and her historical war time period stories. I was intrigued to check out this new book by Juliana Gray. The pseudonym for Beatriz William. I thought this book was a charming book. Lord Silverton was full of wit. He sure kept the journey fun. Plus, I like that he called Emmeline by her last name Truelove. It was endearing. For the time period I found Truelove to be strong and daring. Silverton and Truelove were cute together. This is fine and I actually would not have had a problem if I had been more focused on the story as a whole. Every once in a while I would find myself actually comprehending and intrigued by the story but for the most part I was half interested. The ending does seem to lead that this will not be the last time that we will see Truelove and Silverton. This book may not have been a favorite of mine but I would read another one by Juliana Gray.


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