“A Pursuit of Home” opens “Somewhere in the French Countryside 1806” and continues to lead the reader on a journey ten years later throughout England following the adventures of Jessamine Beauchene, current cook at Haven Manor in Marlborough, England, knife expert extraordinaire, whom we learn much more about in the pages of this book as she sets out to find hidden treasure that could save a country, restore her family’s heritage, and perhaps cost her life.
Jessamine, who perfers to be called “Jess”, finds herself needing a someone who can help her in her quest and that someone happens to be a man whom she hates.
The man, Derek Thornbury, is an expert in history and paintings, and Jess needs his knowledge, yet she finds it very hard to ask his help for she is very independant.
When she finally does ask, and Derek reluctantly agrees, there begins an adventure that is filled with intrigue, humor, surprise, mystery, romance and more. Readers will surely not tire as they turn each page which leads these two further into danger and clues that either bring them closer to solving the mystery or teetering on the edge of disillusionment.
If you enjoy historical romance with lots of drama and intrique mixed in you will love this book. And if you have read the previous two books in this series, “A Defense of Honor” and “A Return of Devotion” you will really enjoy Jess’s story and the return of the familiar characters you met in books 1 and 2.
I was given a copy of this book free by the author in return for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.
–Leona J. Atkinson