Secrets in the stones
Proserpina Gates thought she had a straightforward research question.
A widowed bookseller keeping things running on her own, Pross has taken on a research project to help ends meet. All she wants to do is help her client discover the truth about the stories of a hidden hoard on the family estate in Norfolk. But the Research Society has changed, and the only person who shows any interest in helping her is Ibis Ward.
And he's rather prickly about it.
Ibis knows that his colleagues don't care for him.
He's not their sort at all, especially since he's both half-Egyptian and competent at research. His life has taught him to expect that and nothing more. Instead, he spends his time using his fluency with hieroglyphs, his archaeological skills, and his gifts for magic to translate and describe objects in the Petrie Collection.
Despite himself, he's intrigued when Pross comes to him for help. As it becomes clear that there's more going on, he finds himself trusting her more than he has trusted anyone in years.
Together, they are drawn into a web of magic, mystery, and those who would use magic and power for their own ends.
Magician’s Hoard is a standalone romance of 67,000 words with a happy ending (no cliffhangers) and the world’s most adorable hedgehog. The Mysterious Charm series explores the magical community of the British Isles in the 1920s and can be read in any order.