In this 1920s-era historical adventure, socialite Poppy (March) Hammond abandons her aristocratic fiancé at the altar. A handsome curate, Sebastian Cantrip, comes to her aid, whisking her away in his sports car. But when Poppy returns to thank him for rescuing her, Sebastian is missing. Determined to live a life of adventure and to uncover Sebastian’s secrets, Poppy and her ladies’ maid Masterman follow Sebastian’s trial to Damascus. Traveling under the guise of a secretary to a retired colonel, Poppy realizes there’s much more at stake than her missing hero. Once she finds Sebastian, her troubles are far from over as everyone races to uncover an ancient treasure.
Spunky, witty, and often naive, Poppy is an endearing character. Her repartee with Masterman and Sebastian is brilliant – equal parts saucy and humorous. Like most historical thriller/adventure stories, the tale gets rather outlandish in parts, and the plot does quite a head fake at the end, but readers will willingly follow Poppy to the end to see what troubles she gets herself into and out of, with her unique brand of innocent bravado.
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