Book Of The Day – Sea of Secrets

by Ron on September 24, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Romance novel by award-winning author Amanda DeWees and it’s 67% off for a limited time. Sea of Secrets has a 4.4 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“Rest assured if you like mystery, romance, madness and ghosts, you have discovered a treasure.” Janel – Amazon Reviewer

Sea of Secrets
by Amanda DeWees
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 save $2


Sea of Secrets – Nook
Sea of Secrets – Kobo

Award-Winning Author

Can I save him from the darkness in his soul–or will it destroy us both?
My name is Oriel Pembroke–or was, until my father disowned me. Although he had always despised me, it was not until my beloved brother was killed in the Crimean War that Father cast me out. I had nowhere to turn until I met the former Duchess of Ellsworth, a relative whose existence I had never guessed, who recently scandalized society by remarrying soon after her first husband’s death. At her opulent seaside estate, Ellsmere, I think at first that I may have found a safe haven–but the handsome, fascinating young duke, Herron, believes otherwise. Haunted by the death of his father, he insists that Ellsmere is sheltering a murderer.

I cannot help but fall in love with the duke, but increasingly I fear that his grief and suspicion may be turning to madness. When dangerous accidents start to befall both of us, however, I realize that someone may be trying to stop us from discovering the truth about the past. And when someone from my past comes back into my life, I learn that he may hold the answer to the most horrifying secret of all…

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Wonderfully written and I was kept guessing throughout the book and I loved that I had to second- and third-guess myself as the plot twisted. Heck, I’m just glad there was a coherent story instead of tired plot devices tossed in among the sex. But there is much more to recommend this satisfying mystery romance.


I felt as if I were actually one of the characters in this book. The intrigue, the romance, the suspense, all of this so well described. The description on the clothing, dining, Christmas was exceptional. The ending was not what I expected and was a delightful surprise.


DeWees brings back the Gothic! She has a spunky, tenacious heroine; a beautiful, brooding hero; a spooky, seaside estate, and all the classic elements of the genre. It’s a page turner! Long live the Gothic!


Amanda DeWees writes with such clarity that I actually can visualize her descriptions, but I can’t for the life of me solve the hidden mysteries until she does it for me in the end.


Excellent job, Ms. Dewees. Honestly, there is nothing about this book I didn’t like. I look forward to reading it again, and I can’t wait to see what you write next.

Get Sea of Secrets here: Sea of Secrets

About The Author

Amanda DeWees received her PhD in English literature from the University of Georgia and likes to startle people by announcing that her dissertation topic was vampire literature. Amanda’s books include the widely praised historical gothic romance Sea of Secrets, winner of the 2012 RONE award in mystery, and the Ash Grove Chronicles, a captivating young adult “paranormal lite” romance series set in modern-day North Carolina. Besides writing, Amanda’s passions include theater, classic film, Ioan Gruffudd, costume design, and the preservation of apostrophes in their natural habitat. Visit her at for book extras and other delightful diversions.

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