Known for her original plots, deft characterization, and lyrical voice, Juliana Gray presents an extraordinary novel of an uncommon pursuit…
February, 1906. As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia—and a woman of scrupulous character—Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected her duties to involve steaming through the Mediterranean on a private yacht, under the prodigal eye of one Lord Silverton, the most charmingly corrupt bachelor in London. But here they are, improperly bound on a quest to find the duke’s enigmatic heir, current whereabouts unknown.
An expert on anachronisms, Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeological dig on the island of Crete. And from the moment Truelove and Silverton disembark, they are met with incidents of a suspicious nature: a ransacked flat, a murdered government employee, an assassination attempt. As they travel from port to port on Max’s trail, piecing together the strange events of the days before his disappearance, Truelove will discover the folly of her misconceptions—about the whims of the heart, the motives of men, and the nature of time itself…
“A most extraordinary new mystery!”—Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author

“A heroine worth rooting for.”—Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author
“A triumph!”—Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author
“A rollicking good adventure.”—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author
“An utter delight.”—M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author

“A brilliantly conceived novel.”—Booklist (starred review)

Praise for the novels of Juliana Gray

“Shakespeare meets Enchanted April in this dazzling debut. . .The best new book of the year!”—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author
“Extraordinary! In turns charming, passionate, and thrilling. . .Juliana Gray is on my autobuy list.”—Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author
“Juliana Gray has a stupendously lyrical voice.”—Meredith Duran, New York Times bestselling author
“Crackles with chemistry and romantic tension.”—Publishers Weekly
“[Gray] truly is the newest incandescent star in the romance firmament.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Exquisite characterizations, clever dialogue, and addictive prose.”—Library Journal (starred review)