Sea of Secrets
Can her love save him from the darkness in his soul--or will it destroy them both?
After her beloved brother is killed in the Crimean War, innocent young Oriel Pembroke is disowned by her cruel father and takes refuge with a glamorous relative: the former Duchess of Ellsworth, who has scandalized society by remarrying soon after her first husband's death. At the opulent seaside estate of Ellsmere, Oriel thinks she has found a safe haven--but the darkly handsome young duke, Herron, believes otherwise. Haunted by the death of his father, he suspects that Ellsmere is sheltering a murderer.
Even as Oriel falls in love with the duke, she begins to fear that his grief and suspicion are turning to madness. When dangerous accidents start to befall both Herron and Oriel, however, she realizes that someone may be trying to stop them from discovering the truth about the past. And when someone from her past comes back into her life, she learns that he may hold the answer to the most horrifying secret of all...
Follow Oriel's captivating story as it unfolds in Sea of Secrets and see for yourself why this Victorian romantic suspense novel by Amanda DeWees has been so enthusiastically applauded by fans of traditional gothic romances by Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, and Barbara Michaels. And be sure not to miss Amanda's other Victorian novels of romantic suspense, With This Curse, Cursed Once More, and Nocturne for a Widow.
Sensuality level: mild ~ Book club discussion questions