The Nethercott sisters—China, Jade, and Sian—recently lost their beloved father, who believed in ghosts with all his heart. So when China sees her first one, she realizes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
On her way home, China is dumbfounded to find a man in a Roman centurion’s garb. So Quintus Valerius explains: he’s a ghost cursed to remain on earth until he can save one of his descendants from murder. Thus far his work has been in vain, but this time, the Roman spirit has a plan.
He’ll cause an injury to Alexander, Major Lord Braddock, so China might keep him from his murderer. Tending the patient’s wounds proves nigh impossible. Alexander refuses to stay put—and she can’t keep from thinking about her handsome war hero in some very improper ways. But Quintus forgot to mention the second half of the curse, and China’s destiny may be linked with Alexander’s—to the death.
“This adventurous, romantic tale will thrill everyone with its magic and unexpected twists and turns.”—Lindsay McKenna, author of Heart of the Storm