Michael Lewis is certainly no sleuth, but when he learns that a young woman he has noticed weaving baskets on the beach has been banished from society after being accused of stealing a two hundred year old ancestral brooch, he turns his energies from his shipping business and becomes a full time detective in St. Helens on the Isle of Wight to gather clues to substantiate the attractive young woman's innocence. Leah Mason, raised in a common family, is unprepared for the prejudice of the rich when her societal status becomes an issue after her engagement to the heir of an affluent family. A priceless heirloom mysteriously disappears, and she is unjustly charged for the theft. She has no defense to prove her innocence until Michael Lewis literally sails into her life. Only through his belief in her is faith renewed that justice will be served. This tender historical romance mystery provides twists and turns to intrigue the reader until truth wins the day. The story copy is approximately 48,300 words (193 standard book pages). Romantic overtones; no erotica.
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