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The Curiosity Keeper (#01 in Treasures Of Surrey Novel Series)

Sarah E Ladd
The Curiosity Keeper (#01 in Treasures Of Surrey Novel Series)
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The Curiosity Keeper (#01 in Treasures Of Surrey Novel Series)

Sarah E Ladd

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Born into two different classes, James and Camille shouldn?t even know each other. But when the pursuit of a missing ruby brings them together, much more than a mere acquaintance is ignited.

The daughter of a curiosity shop owner, Camille would never be considered a lady. Nor does she want to be. With a fiery personality, she dreams of adventures far beyond the walls of her family's modest business. But when her father thrusts a mysterious box into her hands and disappears, her whole world?dreams and all?shifts.

James is an apothecary, tending to the health needs of the town of Bentworth. His father, a well-known explorer and collector, is quite wealthy from the spoils of his adventures until one risky gamble and a stolen gem leave him on the edge of ruin. Seeking his father's approval, James picks up the hunt for the stolen ruby, leading him to the door of Camille's curiosity shop.

With both of their lives in danger as the ruby remains at large, James squires Camille away to the Bentworth School, believing that would be the last place her pursuers would look for her. They both find their hearts and dreams heading in a new direction, but before they are free to embrace their future they must solve the mystery looming around them. The more they uncover, however, the harder it becomes to know whom to trust. And they begin to realize that recovering the ruby may require a great sacrifice: their newfound love and maybe even their lives.



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Born into two different classes, James and Camille shouldn?t even know each other. But when the pursuit of a missing ruby brings them together, much more than a mere acquaintance is ignited.

The daughter of a curiosity shop owner, Camille would never be considered a lady. Nor does she want to be. With a fiery personality, she dreams of adventures far beyond the walls of her family's modest business. But when her father thrusts a mysterious box into her hands and disappears, her whole world?dreams and all?shifts.

James is an apothecary, tending to the health needs of the town of Bentworth. His father, a well-known explorer and collector, is quite wealthy from the spoils of his adventures until one risky gamble and a stolen gem leave him on the edge of ruin. Seeking his father's approval, James picks up the hunt for the stolen ruby, leading him to the door of Camille's curiosity shop.

With both of their lives in danger as the ruby remains at large, James squires Camille away to the Bentworth School, believing that would be the last place her pursuers would look for her. They both find their hearts and dreams heading in a new direction, but before they are free to embrace their future they must solve the mystery looming around them. The more they uncover, however, the harder it becomes to know whom to trust. And they begin to realize that recovering the ruby may require a great sacrifice: their newfound love and maybe even their lives.


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There curiosity keeper
5 stars By dawn hale, Jul 12 2018
This story contains a mixture of darkness and of love.  it revolves around a stolen jewel which results in the loss of the family estate.   a young lady's mistreatment by her family ends up being saved by the man who rescued her & marries her and ends with the message given her as a child  " that all things work for the good of those who love God"
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Worth a read!
4 stars By Lisa, Jan 29 2016
This book has made me very interested to look up Sarah Ladd's other novels.  I really enjoyed Camille's character and her depth of knowledge despite her somewhat lowly station.  The underlying mystery of the stolen Bevoy gave the plot a few twists and turns which kept me on the edge of my seat.  I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
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More Jane Eyre than Jane Austen
3 stars By Iola, Jul 31 2015
The Curiosity Keeper is set during the Regency, a period I usually love, but there was nothing especially Regency about it-it could have been set at any time in nineteenth century England. There was nothing especially Regency in either the setting, the characters, or the plot-in fact, the central plot device of the missing Bevoy ruby seemed more gothic Victorian than Regency. In hindsight, this may have contributed to the general feeling of malaise I felt while reading: while it was a perfectly sound novel, with no obvious defects, I didn't find it especially original or interesting.

Sarah Ladd won the 2011 Genesis Award for her first novel, The Heiress of Winterwood, and I very much enjoyed that and its two sequels. But The Curiosity Keeper, first in her new Treasures of Surrey series, fell flat for me. The writing was solid, but nothing sparkled. It all felt a little contrived, and I found it difficult to relate to either Camille or Jonathan. Camille was too passive for someone who was supposed to be intelligent (and if she really was that clever, why hadn't she worked out the truth behind her family and their shop?). Jonathan was the second son who had no interest in stepping into his unwanted inheritance. And they both had fathers most charitably described as imperfect ... perhaps too imperfect.

Overall, The Curiosity Keeper was unmemorable, at least for me. Thanks to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review
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