A Pursuit of Home ~ Review

A Pursuit of Home
Haven Manor #3
By Kristi Ann Hunter

Jess has spent most of her life hiding her true identity, trying to forget her past. But the past has come back with a vengeance and what she remembers is what is needed to save the future of the country she was forced to flee and the family she's long believed dead.

Derek Thornbury is employed to catalog the art collection at Haven Manor and has drawn the immediate ire of the estate's cook. For some reason, Jess has determined to make his life as uncomfortable as she possibly can. But when she needs his help he's not about to say no - not with the history involved in her search. And he's not about to be just a minor piece in this quest - she needs him and his expertise to solve a family puzzle - a puzzle that Jess had no idea was in her possession.

A Pursuit of Home is fun in that we see Jess's two worlds merge as Kit and Daphne are back and Miranda, Ryland, and Jefferies of the Hawthorne House series take an active role. To stay ahead of her family's enemies Jess will put her skills to use. There is just one problem someone has managed to see past her disguises and that is something she never thought would ever happen.

With limited time to secure the treasure that more than one person is seeking Jess and Derek find themselves having to use their contrasting viewpoints to decipher the clues hidden within an old family diary and pieces of art scattered throughout England.

This book was, in my opinion, the best in the series. Jess has always been one of those characters you want to learn more about and this is your chance to do just so. Who knew she had such a varied and intriguing past. I like Derek and how he manages to confound Jess and all her preconceived notions about him and his work of art assessing. Some books just need to be experienced and this is so one of those books. This is the third and final book in the Haven Manor series an can be read as a standalone title but it reads so much better when read in series order.

I  received a complimentary copy of this with no expectations but that I provide my own honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.

About the Book:
Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long.

Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can't resist the urge to solve the puzzle.

As Jess and Derek race to find the hidden artifact before her family's enemies, they learn as much about each other as they do about the past. But can their search to uncover the truth of the past lead to a future together? 
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