Marianne and Felix meet at the croft that Marianne had been raised in by her recently deceased Grandmother. They fall in love as she kindly uses her knowledge of herbal medicines, as she had been taught, to heal his mother. But, danger and evil men, ghostly apparitions, secrets and murderous intent follow them closely as they grow closer. Can they find the lost treasure that is spoken of, can they keep ahead of the bullets and knives - and from the Lady who is determined to marry Felix? Recommended read!!
Marybeth Wright was loved and raised by her grandmother in a cloft in the woods, when her mother, a victim of an assault by a mean and cunning lord, killed herself following the birth of her daughter. The story is built around the treasure hidden in the ruins of Blackleigh Castle and the curse upon the families that dare to violate an innocent young woman who was a healer but called a witch. Marybeth had learned to be a healer from her grandmother who learned from her mother. It seems the cursed witch of Blackleigh Castle was her ancestor. Felix Hulford, Duke of Arkley is at his wits end. All the physicians he has brought to his manor to examine his mother have offered no hope. Now what? If he can't find someone to help his beloved mother, she will die. Twists and turns will have you turning pages as fast as you can right to the end. Well constructed plot and very well written. It has strong likable characters, villainous characters, intrigue, romance, humor, suspense, This story is full of mystery, intrigue, treasure, suspense, mourning, healing, murder, hate, action and romance..... and ghosts!!! Loved it! Highly recommended!!
What an amazing story, full of intrigue, suspense and love. Felix, Duke of Arkley, is trying to cure his mother of what is ailing her and has seen all the physicians in the country. One of his groomsmen tells him about the old healer in the woods that may be able to help the Dowager Duchess. The old healer has just died and her granddaughter takes up her healing ways. Marybeth comes to Arkley to help the Duchess only to be met with whispers of her being a witch and a benefactor that looks out for her. Felix and Marybeth come against foes that are trying to take a 'treasure' that comes from legend. Little do they know that the trials and hardships thrown against them will only deepen their love for one another. Another great story from Emma, thank you so much for an enjoyable ride!