Amelia, 18th century Duchess of Abbington, is "an old maid" at thirty two. She refuses to marry and relinquish her title to a husband. Instead, she finds romance with total strangers.
Amelia’s sole proof of her title is an unusual, valuable necklace a/k/a "The Abbington Jewels".
A Time Traveler arrives, seduces her and steals her necklace!
Amelia must risk everything to Travel to get it back! She enlists a gypsy seer to help locate the necklace and retrieve her title before her jealous male cousins lay claim to it.
On her quest Amelia meets a shy handsome stranger, a museum appraiser, sent by his employer to acquire the jewels.
As those familiar with history know, the next male kin inherits the royal title…that is not the case in this tale. Amelia’s great-great-great uncle was given a necklace from the king to serve as the crown, to be handed down to any man or woman of his kin. Amelia now holds this precious necklace, showing her entitlement to the Duchy of Abbington. She never takes the necklace off…until now.
Time travelers from the future frequent her time, many wanting to learn trades of past jewelers or other craftsmen. She fancies a traveler known as Stuart Minton. Amelia opens her self to him and wakes up to find her necklace, her only proof of her title is gone. She knows Minton must have used her and taken it. She knows she must contact Starr and once again travel through time to solve her problem.
During her travels, Amelia runs into Ryan, whom she had seen in her last time travel visit. She soon finds he is the man of her dreams, one she has never been able to find. She is forced to make a difficult decision, pursue her one true love or reclaim her only proof of title. Will she be able to reclaim her family jewels or will she choose to live a life of love with Ryan?
This is a story that has an unexpected twist at the end. The Dutchess’ Necklace tells of true love that surpasses time itself. With a mixture of romance, history, and fiction this is a fast paced and engaging story. As many are searching for their true love, this book would be great for those both old and young. It is a story that takes you through time, on an adventure of love and excitement.
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