Adam’s Treasure – Diane Wylie, Author

August 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm (Uncategorized)

Adam’s Treasure (an Historical Romance that will keep you turning the pages) – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

‘Oh, my! What have I done?  To ride away with a man who had put his hands under her skirt, tried to steal her prize, and broke into her bedroom didn’t make much sense.  However, staying there with that other man, Dawson, coming after her had not been a possibility.  But had she been kidnapped, or had she gone willingly?  The lines were blurred. To be sure, she had not fought Mr. Skelding after he dumped her out the window.  Where could she go but with him?  Her mother had taught her, better the devil you know, than to meet the devil you don’t.  She had made a split-second decision to go with the agent.’

Put yourself in Marilla Logan’s position.  She had left New Jersey after the deaths of her family, finds herself working in Smythe Tavern, deep in the south, shortly after the end of the Civil War and there laying on the floor is a packet that just might be her ticket out of this nasty job and town.   Little does she know but this “little ticket out” becomes a “big ticket to trouble.”  Apparently a group that calls itself the Knights of the Golden Circle are in the process of organizing another up rise within the south.  And the man with his hand up her skirt, trying himself to retrieve the packet, is none other than Pinkerton Agent Adam Skelding.  His mission – find the hidden monies and treasures before it can be used to finance this uprise.  His problem, other than Marilla – the letters contained in the packet are in code.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Adam’s Treasure.  I never skip to the back of a book when reading and since the resources were listed at the back, I had no idea as to how much research and actually facts went into the writing of Adam’s Treasure.  I know why the book was so believable.  If you enjoy Historical Romances, you will love this book.

2009The Wild Rose PressPublishing History303 PagesISBN# 1-60154-753-6
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