A penniless duke and a lively young lady may fall in love. But there’s no chance of a future, no matter how intoxicating the kisses. He won’t subject his wife to penury. Her parents agree. There’s no hope unless they can find a lost treasure, which may well be mythical.
Ashford draws in readers with complex characters, subtle romance, and all the sparkling wit and flirtatious banter of a Georgette Heyer novel. Publishers Weekly
Although the budding romance between Ada and Peter is sweet and compelling, it’s the friendship between Ada and her three girlfriends that really sets the book apart. All of the dialogue, but especially theirs, is fast-paced and charming, adding a welcome richness to the story. … An effervescent Regency romantic mystery brings a decrepit estate to life. Kirkus Reviews
…an irresistible love story featuring a fearless heroine and a reluctant hero who find the answers they’re searching for in each other, aided by an entertaining ensemble of secondary characters. Library Journal
Superbly executed…Regency historical deftly composed of a charmingly rendered romance, a cast of imperfectly perfect characters, an exciting treasure hunt, a generous dollop of dry wit, and a thoughtful exploration of grief as well as the essential roles family and friendship play in life. Booklist
…a good plot involving the mystery of the hidden family treasure and the author’s vivid description of Peter’s house creates the perfect background for the treasure hunt. Harlequin Junkie