Sea of Secrets

Award-winning Victorian romantic suspense in the classic tradition.

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After her broth­er is killed in the Crimean War, inno­cent young Oriel Pem­broke finds her­self alone in the world. Dis­owned by her cru­el father, she has nowhere to turn until she is tak­en under the wing of a glam­orous rel­a­tive she nev­er knew: the for­mer Duchess of Ellsworth, who has scan­dal­ized soci­ety by remar­ry­ing soon after her first husband’s death. At the opu­lent sea­side estate of Ellsmere, Oriel thinks she has found a safe haven—but the dark­ly hand­some young duke, Her­ron, believes oth­er­wise. Haunt­ed by the death of his father, he sus­pects that Ellsmere is shel­ter­ing a mur­der­er.

Even as Oriel falls in love with the duke, she begins to fear that his grief and sus­pi­cion are turn­ing to mad­ness. When dan­ger­ous acci­dents start to befall both Her­ron and Oriel, how­ev­er, she real­izes that some­one may be try­ing to stop them from dis­cov­er­ing the truth about the past. And when her father comes back into her life, she learns that he may hold the answer to the most hor­ri­fy­ing secret of all…

Sen­su­al­i­ty lev­el: sweet/mild
Includes book club dis­cus­sion ques­tions