Born into two different classes, James and Camille shouldn't even know each other. But when the pursuit of a missing ruby brings them together, much more than a mere acquaintance is ignited. The daughter of a curiosity shop owner, Camille would never be considered a lady. James is an apothecary tending to the health needs of the town of Bentworth. His father is quite wealthy from the spoils of his adventures until one risky gamble and a stolen gem leave him on the edge of ruin. James picks up the hunt for the ruby, leading him to the door of Camille's curiosity shop.
I would try another and I might try this one again.
For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister, Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father's death. The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel's small, predictable world upside down.
I liked the narrator. Not too monotone, or too American!