New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins writes a ravishing addition to an exciting series of romances touched by magic as old as time.
A properly raised young lady rebels against the restrictions of both society and family when she meets a dark, dangerous, and wildly passionate man as they both fight to resist their forbidden love ... and the seductive pull of an ancient magic.
Miss Charlotte Harrington knows what’s expected of her. Properly raised and newly reminded of her duties after the unexpected death of her far-more-perfect twin sister, Charlotte is resigned to wedding the son of a near neighboring land owner and live a sedate and proper, respectable life. But Charlotte’s high spirits will not be contained and she yearns deeply for a life of adventure, excitement, and love.
When wild and untamed Marco di Rossi arrives at Nimway Hall, commissioned to carve a masterpiece for the family home, he finds himself instantly drawn to the far-from-subdued Charlotte. Despite the potential ruin to his own brilliant career, he cannot resist her spirit and beauty, nor the call of the deep, wild magic that resides within a mysterious and magical orb hidden deep in the walls of the ancient house of Nimway…
A historical novel of 57,000 words interweaving romance, mystery, and magic.
Praise for the works of Karen Hawkins
“Sparkling, witty repartee and heart-tugging emotions…pure, unadulterated Hawkins.” RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ star TOP PICK
“Completely captivating, wonderfully written, and ripe with romance with a legend so captivating you’ll believe every word!” Romance Junkies
“Karen Hawkins delivers warmth, humor, romance, and a touch of heartache…A great story to curl up with on cold winter’s eve.” Joyfully Reviewed