On the cusp of realizing her dream, travel journalist Amelia Balfour is summoned back to her childhood home in order to administrate her father's final directives; guardianship of her younger brother and ensuring that the surgery Grafton Balfour had arranged to alleviate Colin's multiple deformities did indeed take place. Even from the grave, Amelia's father was ordering her about.
Former naval surgeon Graham Lambert is more than ready to begin a new life, so after his aggressive procurement of a partnership with one of Bristol's highly esteemed physicians, he becomes acquainted with Colin Balfour and his lovely sister, Amelia. As Graham assists Dr. Uriah Peckwood in Colin's pre-surgery treatments, unease begins to settle, something isn't quite right about the entire affair.
Meanwhile, the more time Graham spends around Amelia, the more time he wants to spend with her; it seems that they both are struggling with life's unknowns, wondering how to trust what they see around them to a God who remains unseen and yet intricately involved . . . it all came down to faith. . . learning, knowing that "the Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble . . . " For in trouble was exactly where Graham and Amelia were going to find themselves.
"I grant you that we cannot know the mind of God on this side of heaven . . . "
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Even if there be monsters, there is none so fierce as that which resides in man’s own heart.
Enchanting Regency-Era Gothic Romance Intertwined with Inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Travel writer Amelia Balfour’s dream of touring Egypt is halted when she receives news of a revolutionary new surgery for her grotesquely disfigured brother. This could change everything, and it does. . .in the worst possible way.
Surgeon Graham Lambert has suspicions about the doctor he’s gone into practice with, but he can’t stop him from operating on Amelia’s brother. Will he be too late to prevent the man’s death? Or to reveal his true feelings for Amelia before she sails to Cairo?