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Sea of Secrets: A Novel of Victorian Romantic Suspense

Sea of Secrets: A Novel of Victorian Romantic Suspense

by Amanda Dewees
Sea of Secrets: A Novel of Victorian Romantic Suspense

Sea of Secrets: A Novel of Victorian Romantic Suspense

by Amanda Dewees

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Can love conquer the shadows of suspicion--and murder?

When innocent young Oriel Pembroke is disowned by her cruel father and takes refuge at the sumptuous seaside estate of Ellsmere, she doesn't expect to fall in love with the brooding young duke, Herron--or to find her fragile new happiness tainted by his suspicions about the death of his father. Did his uncle truly murder the late duke, or is Herron's grief tipping into madness? As Oriel tries to uncover the truth, she learns that there may be a shocking secret in her own past... a secret that could put her own life in danger.

Sea of Secrets is a masterful return to the traditional gothic romance as perfected by Barbara Michaels and Daphne du Maurier, as well as a fascinating take on Shakespeare's Hamlet reimagined for a Victorian gothic setting. Find out why Oriel's story was awarded the 2012 Reward of Novel Excellence and has been hailed as "a beautiful and suspenseful novel that is a pure pleasure to read" (InD'Tale Magazine) and "a haunting, gripping saga that will keep you flipping the pages" (Gothic Romance Reviews). Whether you are a fan of historical mysteries, coming-of-age stories, or richly imagined women's fiction, you won't want to miss Sea of Secrets.

Includes book club discussion questions.

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BN ID: 2940014094405
Publisher: Amanda DeWees
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 190,555
File size: 925 KB

About the Author

Amanda DeWees received her PhD in English literature from the University of Georgia and likes to startle people by announcing that her dissertation topic was vampire literature. Her widely praised historical gothic romance "Sea of Secrets" won the 2012 RONE Award in the mystery category. Amanda is also the author of the Ash Grove Chronicles, a young adult "paranormal lite" romance series set in modern-day North Carolina. Besides writing, Amanda's passions include theater, classic film, Ioan Gruffudd, costume design, and the preservation of apostrophes in their natural habitat. Visit her at to explore book extras and other delightful diversions.

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