Missing Jewels, an Ominous Warning, and a Gentleman to Fear – or to Love
In the wake of their father's passing, the orphaned Standish sisters appeal to their mother's wealthy friend, Lady Norwood, for help. In response, they receive an anonymous note, a scrawled warning to stay away from Norwood House and, soon after, a most unexpected escort. Lady Norwood's stepson, the handsome, darkly brooding Sir Richard, clearly suspects the sisters of unabashed fortune hunting. Begrudgingly, he accompanies Marguerite and Celia to Bath, where Lady Norwood has gone to recover her health . . . and where Marguerite hopes to find a match for the beautiful but reticent Celia. Instead, she finds intrigue – and murder.
Falsely accused of thievery and swept up in the most compromising situations, Marguerite and Celia dodge scandal at every turn. Then another dire warning appears. But Marguerite holds the trump card: an inscribed locket found amongst her late mother's possessions. Proving its rightful owner may be the key to securing their happiness, as the sisters set out to find the solution to a lifelong puzzle – and the sweet mystery of love.