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In history lies the proof of man’s cruelty

Artifact UPLOADED FRONT COVER with RF disk_edited-1Awarded a 5 star review by Readers’ Favorite.

“The harsh English winter battered Market Harborough, grid locking roads and railways. But the sun-dial on the side of St. Dionysius Church spire still did its best despite the lack of sun that made its job harder. The position of the sun-dial gave away the location of the secret priest hole, not that many knew of its existence still. It was a silent beacon that nobody understood.”

The ancient church in a sleepy English town releases its secrets to historian, Lara, whispering tales of depraved humanity and the murder of innocent men.

But Lara has troubles of her own, arriving in the town emotionally bruised from a devastating experience in New Zealand, which caused her to flee with two precious Maori artifacts stolen from her employer.

Struggling to deal with the spectre of guilt that haunts her, Lara tries to begin again, finding work at the local museum and friendship with her new neighbours, Kerry, an eccentric primary school teacher and Arama, a handsome but hostile businessman. As Lara’s painstaking work, restoring the recently discovered treasures, causes her to reflect on the tragic lives of others she finds redemption and hope.

But life has some lessons for Lara in seeking to honour the past. Not everyone wants their history laid bare for all to see and some have good reason to wish it kept hidden. As Lara faces the owner of her stolen artifacts her secret is brought full circle and with his presence comes unexpected love.

What readers are saying

“I loved this book. It tells the story of how little things can bring you together – some chocolates, a family heirloom or a little girl with a mop of red hair.” Amazon Customer

“Romance fans who love meeting some heartbreaking souls behind history, and a moralistic woman who is not a thief at all, would be delighted with Artifact.” Lita Burke

“Artifact is a fast read with interesting plot twists and believable characters, although sometimes mysterious, which only adds to the delight of the story. Good job K T Bowes!” Terry Lee

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