A small Welsh village. An interrupted romance. A rogue frog on the loose threatening their future.
New recruit to the Queen's agents, Dr. Piyali Mukherji is given a simple first assignment. Travel to the small Welsh village of Aberwyn and solve the mystery of a young woman's blue skin lesion. A challenging task, for the alarming infection is unlike anything she's seen before--and it's spreading.
Evan Tredegar, the town's pharmacist and the only man to ever capture her heart, knows more than he's telling. Despite his efforts to push her away, her touch reawakens old desires. As more villagers fall victim to the strange disease, he'll have no choice but to reveal his secrets, even if it means sacrificing his freedom.
Together they must move past broken promises, capture a rogue frog, and stop the infection before it spreads out of control.
A TRACE OF COPPER is a story set in the Elemental Steampunk World, including The Elemental Steampunk Chronicles, Elemental Steampunk Tales, and Elemental Steampunk Stories.
Steampunk adventure wrapped around a romance and threaded with biotechnology. Join USA Today bestselling author, Anne Renwick, as she takes you back into an alternate past.
THE ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES
The Golden Spider (Book One)
The Silver Skull (Book Two)
The Iron Fin (Book Three)
ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK TALES
A Trace of Copper
In Pursuit of Dragons
A Reflection of Shadows
ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK STORIES
The Tin Rose
Kraken and Canals
Rust and Steam
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This is the 1st book I've read written by Anne Renwick; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.
The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.
I loved the characters.
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Awesome Steampunk Romance
I really loved book! The scientific details add so much authenticity to the story. The mystery/suspense elements are well thought out also and really increase the romantic tension between the hero and heroine. She is very no nonsense and he’s still holding a torch for her, which makes for a very satisfying love story. I’ve read other books by this author and this standalone novella is a nice introduction to the whole series.
Exciting Steampunk Romance
Dr. Piyali Mukherji, an agent of the Queen, is on her first assignment: she is sent to a small village to determine the cause of a mysterious infection. Although she’s excited to solve the challenging case, she’s on edge because her once-fiancé is the town’s pharmacist.
Evan Tredegar never stopped loving Piyali, however the day he returned from his travels abroad, a tragic event prevented him from contacting her. When she shows up in his small town, he realizes that time cannot erase his love or passion.
A Trace of Copper is a wonderful novella set in the Elemental Web steampunk world. It’s a standalone mystery/romance, and knowledge of the series/world is not needed. The main characters are smart and witty. Ms. Renwick’s storytelling is both intellectually stimulating as well as emotionally satisfying.
Piyali and Evan remained loyal to one another for the years he was abroad and she was in medical school, and through the mystery of the blue frog, have a means to reconnect and rekindle their love story. The romance is always present in glances and small touches, but the pair would have to push aside feelings to work on the case. But passion can only be bottled for so long when working next to the person you love. Their love story is innocent and sweet, while the separation added a flame of heat to their romance.
Solving the medical case, as well as watching all of the other pieces of the story fall into place was exciting. I so enjoy the Elemental Web world and Ms. Renwick’s writing style! I cannot wait to read (or listen to) more!
My Rating: A- Enjoyed A Lot
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