"Marek directs an entertainingly large cast of characters through cobblestone corridors, archaeological digs, a surprising subplot of class war and French-Italian rivalry, sparring rival lovers, and more than one happily ever after. She keeps the pace at a pleasing trot and fully commits to the romance of travel in the Victorian era."- Booklist
"This lively Victorian adventure has a wonderfully different and colorful backdrop that is sure to charm readers along with the quick pace, mystery and likable characters. "RT Book Reviews
Lady Elinor is searching for treasure
The intrepid Lady Elinor Tremaine is caught up in the Victorian fervor for exploring distant lands. Her travels throw her back in the company of an old friend-this time, far from the security of polite society.
And uncovering the secrets of her own heart
Harry de Vaux, Viscount Tunbury, has loved Lady Elinor for as long as he can remember- but his family's sordid background put her completely out of his reach. Prowling through Etruscan ruins in Italy with Elinor is exquisite torture. She is so close, and so forbidden...
Release date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Print pages: 353
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Behind the book
The book to which Lord and Lady Penworth frequently refer is The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria by George Dennis, a two-volume work of more than a thousand pages first published in 1848. It is still regarded as an important reference on Etruria. Unfortunately for Mr. Dennis, he never received the honors he deserved during his lifetime because of his lack of academic credentials. His book was, of course, appreciated by perceptive readers like Lord and Lady Penworth.