Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
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This book starts in the current day. Morgan Murphy is in Florida looking for sunken treasure. His parents have passed along their passion. He seems to be like a kid in a candy store. You can almost feel his excitement.
Cordelia Ward watches Morgan come out of the water. Cordelia is a marine archaeologist and just like him, her father has passed along his passion. It’s also interesting to see how history may repeat itself.
What makes this story different from others is that we get two stories for the price of one. The second story takes us back in time where we get to learn about Lady Elizabeth York, Carlyle The Earl of Seymour, and Will Grey. What I love about these authors is that they are good at not confusing their readers – they could switch back and forth between the two time periods but we get the historical (Elizabeth’s story) first. Our authors remind the reader that in that long ago time period duty was everything. Feelings really didn’t have that much to do with anything – makes you wonder if in some cultures this is still true today.
There’s still the good versus evil going on in the background. But you’re left wondering, until almost the very end, which will come out on top. And by combining the background of Cordelia’s ancestor with her current life is what makes this a page-turner. By adding in notations from a journal that Cordelia reads to us, it’s like Elizabeth is talking to us. This is a way that the authors engage the reader and leaves them wondering how this will affect the future and more specifically how this will affect Cordelia.
Even though the reader may be anxious to find out how everything works out, our authors don’t rush anything. To rush the story along would have spoiled things. If you’re patient you will get your sex scenes but not until the perfect time and it will be worth the wait.
This is a great book to read if you only have a couple hours because you will not want to put it down. You forget everything going on around you and then you don’t realize how much time has passed. The bad news is that it brought me closer to the end. This is a must to have on your e-reader.