About The Jeweler’s Daughter by Annalisa Russo
Rubies and diamonds and gold, oh my…
An appraiser of rare jewelry. One of the country’s most wealthy men. A complicated, murky mystery.
Chicago, 1928 Rare jewelry appraiser, Grace Hathaway is getting along as well as can be expected since her father’s untimely death—until she is followed home one dismal night by a shadowy stranger. Afraid for her life, she does the unthinkable for a young, single woman. She seeks refuge at the door of the country’s most mysterious and wealthy man at four o’clock in the morning. Jared Dunstan de Warre III may be as handsome as he is rich, but Grace has been down that road before.
Left on the doorstep of an orphanage at age three, Jared’s heart has been guarded by walls of stone. As he tries to unravel the web of intrigue surrounding Grace without getting tangled in its sticky threads, he discovers he is not as immune to the charms of a beautiful woman as he thought.
As the deep-laid scheme unwinds, it leads the couple from Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods to the glitz of New York City’s affluent ballrooms. Can they avoid a romantic entanglement? Or will they pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past?
Sometimes it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie…
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Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated, first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago, the setting for her historical romance novels. Her first series, The Cavelli Family Saga, chronicles the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920s and 30s. Two of her books were finalists in the IDA-International Digital Award for historical romance. She also loves writing holiday books: the Green Earth Christmas Series, and her latest project is a 3-book series of craft writing books: The Non-Negotiables, which covers how to publish, how to edit, and how to market your books. She is currently having fun writing the first-in-series cozy mystery: Read Between the Crimes, an Archibald Lemon Boarding House Mystery, which will be out in fall 2023. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of three grown children, she inherited a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.