By Sarah E. Ladd
"It is not only a ruby, as you assert. it's huge as a quail's egg, nonetheless untouched and unpolished. And it really is rumored to both bless or curse whoever possesses it."
Camille Iverness can look after herself. She's performed so because the day her mom deserted the kinfolk and left Camille to run their shabby interest store. but if a violent betrayal leaves her injured without position to conceal, Camille needs to permit a mysterious stranger to come back to her aid.
Jonathan Gilchrist by no means desired to inherit Kettering corridor. As a moment son, he was once content material to paintings because the village apothecary. but if his brother's demise made him inheritor simply as his father's silly judgements positioned the property in danger, purely the sale of a important possession—a ruby referred to as the Bevoy—can store the relations from spoil. however the gem has disappeared. And all trails bring about Iverness interest Shop—and the gorgeous store woman who could be the solution to his many questions.
Caught on the intersection of benefits and curses, greed and deceit, those made up our minds souls needs to unite to guard what they carry pricey. but if a keenness that shines a ways brighter than any gem is ignited, they are going to need to make a decision how a lot they're keen to possibility for his or her destiny, love, and happiness.
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