Master of disguise, Adam Skelding, is a Pinkerton agent on assignment. His mission: Find the missing gold and stop the secretive Knights of the Golden Circle before they gain power. The future of the country depends upon it.
All Marilla Logan wanted was a way to escape from her life as a tavern wench. A dark stranger who breaks into her room offers her only chance. Swept up into a life of intrigue, she becomes ensnared in a tangled web of clues, danger, and emotion to break the code.
Written in the same theme as Dan Brown's "DaVinci Code", ADAM'S TREASURE is sure to please those who like to solve puzzles, with a little history and romance thrown in for good measure. ~Diane
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About the Author
Diane Wylie is an identical twin, born in Philadelphia. She lives in Maryland now and is a hard-working, dog-and-family-loving, award-winning, Amazon best-selling author. Diane has been writing fiction since 2005, and her books fall into multiple genres including: ***Scottish Historical Romances: Diane's latest interests have moved to earlier time periods. She loves to research new eras and has embarked on a new series called THE SCOTTISH FALCONERS. It will consist of a series of novellas published for ebook and print. Book One: BESIEGED was released in February 2016 and Book Two: HUNTED was released in August 2016. Who doesn't love Scottish historicals? **Historical Romances: Since watching Gone With the Wind as a child, I have also had an avid interest in the American Civil War. This interest comes to bear in my acclaimed historical romance novels, "SECRETS AND SACIFICES," "JENNY'S PASSION," and "LILA'S VOW," along with short story, "A Soldier to Love." "ADAM'S TREASURE", also features some figures from history--Pinkerton agents. "DAUGHTERS OF THE CIVIL WAR" is a new book bundle containing two of my Civil War romances. People have been snatching up this deal by the hundreds! **Fantasy/Paranormal Romances: A hot, new magical series has now become a reality for me. Each magician gets his power for magic from a different amulet. But his power comes with a price...immortality. Is this a curse or a blessing? Starting with "PRELUDE TO MAGIC", you'll find the introduction to the Mark of the Magician Book One: "MOONLIGHT AND ILLUSIONS". This is now followed by Book Two: "MAGIC OF THE PENTACLE", which was a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Book Three: "MAGIC AT THE ROXY" was recently released to complete the series. **Romantic Suspense: A recent addition to my group of books is "OUTLAW LOVER", a romantic suspense that draws on my experience growing up as part of an autoracing family. ************** About Diane: I work full time as a technical writer/editor and hope to retire one day and write novels full time. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in biology/animal science. (I had hoped to be a veterinarian, but that didn't work out.) I live in Maryland with my husband (a former racecar driver), son, and two little Welsh corgis, Dixie and Yoshi. I am also happy to live relatively close to my daughter, son-in-law, and two cute-as-a-button grandchildren. I am a very lucky person to have this life, and I am grateful beyond words for my loving family. Thanks for taking the time to visit this page. I hope you like these books and will tell your friends about them. For more information, check out www.dianewylie.com. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter too. The links are on my website. ~~Diane~~
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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. 2009 The Wild Rose Press Publishing History 303 Pages ISBN# 1-60154-753-6 Review Stir, Laugh, Repeat at Amazon.com Stir, Laugh, Repeat
Diane Wylie paints a vivid picture of Post Civil War America following the assassination of President Lincoln. Adam's Treasure reflects the extensive research Ms. Wylie did before beginning this novel. For those interested, she was kind enough to give a list of resources in the back of the book. Marilla is one motivated and determined woman. I admired the way Ms. Wylie presented this spirited lady who doesn't mind expressing her deepest feelings. Struggling with a humiliating and destructive past, Adam is a perfect foil for this outgoing woman, as he keeps his feelings to himself. I felt his distress in fighting his demons, but I had difficulty feeling the deep emotional connection between Adam and Marilla that Ms. Wylie usually establishes with her characters. I found Nickolas, the young and handsome wilderness tracker, a profoundly interesting character, and I hope Ms. Wylie can be persuaded to write a book about this budding hero. In the meantime, Adam's Treasure is a book sure to please the enthusiastic historical reader. 4 ½ lips Posted by Diane Wylie