The Curiosity Keeper grabbed my attention immediately as I was thrown into the mystery of a missing ruby. The story grew even more interesting as the main characters came on the scene. Camille, a beautiful shopkeeper who soon discovers she's in danger and James, a handsome young apothecary who comes to her aid. Both are from different classes yet the elusive Bevoy (the ruby) brings them together.
The Curiosity Keeper is lavishly written. Sarah E. Ladd really makes you feel like you're a part of the story with her incredible imagery and the beautifully described inner thoughts of her characters. Camille and James are a joy to follow as they endeavor to make their dreams a reality. Camille wishes to begin a new life after discovering shocking news about her father and James longs to gain the approval of his father and also live the life that he has chosen for himself.
Much of the book was entertaining, albeit predictable, until the very end. The author has a wonderful twist there which was quite unexpected. Bravo! The mystery of the Bevoy ruby isn't much of a mystery, but you'll be anxious to read the story to follow the love story of Camille and James. They are delightful together! James' father was my favorite character because, despite his gruff behavior, he has a lot of depth and passion. He transforms through the story so be sure to read to the end. All in all a wonderful book!