The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

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Set in the same time period and location as Bridgerton and Poldark, this Regency romance brings together a wealthy heir and a mysterious young woman as they search for secrets behind a missing a ruby.

Jonathan Gilchrist never wanted to inherit Kettering Hall. 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.

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.

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.

Praise for The Curiosity Keeper:

"A delightful read, rich with period details. Ladd crafts a couple the reader roots for from the very beginning and a plot that keeps the reader guessing until the end." -Sarah M. Eden, bestselling author of For Elise

The first book in the Treasures of Surrey Regency romance series (books do not need to be read in order)

Book One: The Curiosity Keeper
Book Two: Dawn at Emberwilde
Book Three: A Stranger at Fellsworth

Book length: 89,000 words
Includes discussion questions for book clubs
Chaste, kissing-only Regency romance
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 136 x 213 x 22mm | 317g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 0718011783
  • 9780718011789
  • 427,270

Review quote

"Ladd, who won the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance (A Lady at Willowgrove Hall) has written an engaging Regency with a richly detailed setting and an unpredictable suspenseful plot. Admirers of Sandra Orchard and Lis Wiehl who want to try a romance with a historical bent may enjoy this new series." * Library Journal * "Beautifully written, intricately plotted and populated by engaging and realistic characters, The Curiosity Keeper is Regency romantic suspense at its page-turning best. A skillful, sympathetic and refreshingly natural author, Ladd is at the top of her game and should be an auto-buy for every reader.' -4 1/2 starred review and July 2015 Top Pick! * RT Book Reviews *
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About Sarah E. Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky golden retriever. Visit her online at; Instagram: @sarahladdauthor; Facebook: @SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor.
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Rating details

4,556 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,215)
4 37% (1,676)
3 29% (1,316)
2 6% (259)
1 2% (90)
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