After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends must hide the unprecedented discoveries they've made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother, who will stop at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her family--even if it means being cut off entirely.
Bram Sinclair, Earl of Telford, is fascinated with tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table--an interest he's kept mostly hidden for the last decade. But when a diary is unearthed on the islands that could lead to a secret artifact, Bram is the only one able to piece the legends together.
As Bram and Emily seek out the whereabouts of the hidden artifact, they must dodge her family and a team of archaeologists. In a race against time, it is up to them to decide what makes a hero worthy of legend. Is it fighting valiantly to claim the treasure . . . or sacrificing everything in the name of selfless love?
I have very much enjoyed my reading adventures to the Scilly Isles and the hunt for Arthurian artifacts as the characters search for buried treasure and in turn find somethings much more valuable: friendship, love, acceptance, and the peace of God.
This is Bram and Emily's story, and the side characters of Tommie (Thomasina) who is Emily's lady's maid, and Enyon, who is Oliver's best friend. Emily comes from a family who do not love or accept her. She is basically a pawn for her parents and nothing to her brother. Tommie has a few deep seeded secrets she is keeping to herself in regard to Emily's family as well. Nonetheless, Emily is ashamed of her position in her family, unloved and unwanted.
Especially compared to her best friends whose brothers are loving and protective, and do not see her as something insignificant to torture. I felt for Emily as her feelings, fears, and insecurities came rolling off the pages.
Bram, Libby's brother, is a protector and really an all-around knight in shining armor. He has a vast knowledge of Arthurian legends; some I was not even aware of. So just like the Islands themselves, I went in search of some of these legends author White included in her story. I enjoy learning new tales and due to that I could understand Bram's somewhat obsession of Lyonesse and the hero Tristan. Bram also is asking some deep spiritual questions, as many do, and trying to reconcile all that he knows and learned to a God he does not quite understand. And in the meantime, he becomes enamored with Lady Emily and her plight, striving to be the hero she needs.
This was a wonderful ending to an adventurous, treasure finding series. All the characters were back for this last adventure, and it was like going on a treasure hunt along with them. I enjoyed watching the friendships and the love deepen among this group of people who were from all walks of life and found a grand adventure to share together.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award winning author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.