Friday, August 21, 2015

The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

  • ISBN-10: 0718011783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718011789

From the Publisher: 
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.

I enjoyed reading The Curiosity Keeper by Sara  E. Ladd.  The story is a nice blend of romance and mystery with a tiny bit of thriller in there too.  The characters are well developed with just the right amount of goodness vs flaws to make them believable but still lovable. Well, most of them.   

What did I like about the heroine?  

Camille is spunky, independent and not at all like the women of her time. She is also quiet, thoughtful and kind.  She didn't let the challenges she faced overcome her and she met each one head on, albeit with a bit of help from a charming gentleman.

Would I read it again?

Absolutely ~ I really enjoyed reading this book and am eager to read more books the author has written.

I give The Curiosity Keeper 4.5 Stars!

I received a free copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. 

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