by Sharon Long

July 2007
ISBN: 1-59998-456-3
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India Ashton is a very unusual young lady for the 17th century.

She happily dresses like a man and has travelled all over the world in search of historical discoveries. She agrees to set out on a quest to find a legendary lost city that her father wrote about, but though she agrees to travel with Ridge, Viscount Ridgeway, she keeps a lot back from him.

The plot to this story borders on fantasy at times but it is still a very good plot and the reader will easily get into the story and like me, be eager to find out the outcome.

The characters are very good indeed. Well thought out and the hero and heroine are really likeable.

India's decisions are not always wise ones but it does make the story more gripping and makes her very human with failings like the rest of us. Ridge falls in love with her very quickly but doesn't trust that love as he has been hurt and betrayed badly by a woman in the past. While India knows she has strong feelings for Ridge, she feels their worlds are too far apart.

The plot at times had me, as the reader, a bit confused but it certainly did not detract from a very good read.

It is one of those books that is very hard to take a break from reading it as the plot stays in your head even when you are away from it.

I highly recommend this story as a very good read and worth buying. Treat yourself to a late Christmas present! Or use those Christmas book tokens to get it!

Reviewed in January 2008 by Mary.

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