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Today I’m featuring
To Treasure an Heiress by Roseanna M. White.
Beth Tremayne has always been drawn to adventure. During her childhood, she fed that desire by exploring every inch of the Isles of Scilly. As an adolescent, she dreamed of love in London’s ballrooms. Now, stumbling across an old map on her family’s property, she’s found more adventure than she ever craved in the hunt for pirate treasure. Unfortunately, Beth can’t escape the attentions of her family’s guest, Lord Sheridan.
Sheridan has spent years pursuing whatever archaeological interests caught his imagination. And when he discovers that Beth’s search connects with one of his favorite pirates of history, he can’t help getting involved. Plus, he finds her irresistible, even though she insists he stole a prized possession of hers.
As they work together following different clues and drawing closer to danger, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and piratical adventure. But the true surprise is the treasure they discover in each other.
Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award winning author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.
From Author Website
[Graphic Text]: 7 May 1650, Tresco, Isles of Scilly — Prince . . . or pirate?
To Treasure an Heiress is the second book in Roseanna M. White’s Secrets of the Isles series. This is Beth and Sheridan’s story.
I absolutely loved this story! I admit, I was in a bit of a reading slump (thanks to my usual post-holiday malaise), when I began reading To Treasure an Heiress. However, by a few pages in, that slump had completely disappeared and I have Sheridan to thank for it.
Not only could I not stop reading, Sheridan kept making me laugh. I’m not usually one to show emotion when I read—the story stays internal for me—but every once in a while, a book will make me tear up, or on an even rarer occasion, make me full on laugh out loud. That was the case here. At one point, Sheridan was talking to himself, about Beth of course, and it struck me so that a laugh totally burst out and drew my husband’s attention. So I had to read the section to him, too.
While I recommend reading the first book, The Nature of a Lady, first, if you’re in need of a book with a pirate treasure hunt, adorable chemistry, and the perfect splash of humor, definitely grab yourself a copy of To Treasure an Heiress. I’m looking forward to book three, then I can’t wait to reread the whole series again, all together.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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