Synopses & Reviews
The mystery of the Hurst Amulet is revealed! New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins pits a world-renowned explorer against his strong-willed assistant as they pursue a long-lost treasure.
A DETERMINED EXPLORER
When famed Egyptologist Michael Hurst discovers that the infamous Hurst Amulet is hidden in Scotland, he insists his trusted assistant, Miss Jane Smythe-Haughton, accompany him north. Strangely, the usually unflappable Jane seems perturbed by their destination—the mysterious Isle of Barra. A fascinated Michael watches as his staid assistant transforms, revealing intriguing layers of mystery and vulnerability. Could he be about to uncover not one, but two, precious treasures?
A DAUNTLESS PRINCESS
Once her clan’s princess, Jane fled Barra years ago to avoid a forced marriage. Since then, she has made her living as efficient Miss Smythe-Haughton—the perfect (and highly paid) assistant. Now she must confront her secrets . . . including her feelings for her irascible employer, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Michael Hurst.
A PERILOUS PLEASURE
Others are also searching for the missing amulet, however. Can Jane and Michael learn to trust each other in time to solve two riddles: the location of the Hurst Amulet, and the meaning of the vivid passion flaring between them?
New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins presents the last book in her sparkling Scottish Regency "Hurst Amulet" series.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins presents the final book in her sparkling Scottish Regency series, featuring Egyptologist Michael Hurst.
Renowned Egyptologist Michael Hurst has no time for silliness such as parties and balls. He and his intrepid assistant, Miss Jane Smythe-Haughton, are on a hunt to unravel the mystery that has consumed his life—to find the long-lost Hurst Amulet. But when the chase takes them to Jane’s birthplace, a place she’d sworn never to return, Michael realizes there’s more than one mystery at play—especially when everyone treats Jane like a long-lost princess. They must put all secrets aside and work together to not only find the Hurst family treasure, but also stop the threats from Jane’s past catching up to her once and for all.
About the Author
Karen Hawkins is a USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author of some of the funniest and freshest fairytale-based Scottish romances. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia thanks to the antics of her extended family, or adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen is getting chocolate on her keyboard while writing her next delightfully fun and sexy historical romance!