The Lost Manuscript
by Mollie Rushmeyer
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Pub Date 29 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 16 Sep 2023
HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada), Love Inspired Trade
A priceless manuscript could be one woman’s key to finding her missing grandmother—and to her own second chance.
"A perfect blend of Indiana Jones style adventure and heart-tugging romance!" -Tara Johnson, author of Engraved on the Heart.
It’s not just Ellora Lockwood’s home that’s being emptied as she prepares to sell—her heart seems to be empty too. Since the mysterious disappearance of her beloved Grandma June and separating from her husband, Alex, Ellora has felt adrift. Then comes an invitation from Alex to teach history at a summer program at Alnwick Castle in England. He’s even found information about the location of a medieval manuscript that was her grandmother’s obsession before she vanished.
Warily, Ellora accepts Alex’s offer. Surrounded by lush English countryside and captivating history, she pieces together clues about the manuscript’s whereabouts—and uncovers new questions. Could someone have been sabotaging her grandmother’s work? Anonymous threats lead Ellora to suspect she too may be in danger, but as she and Alex work together, she’s finding strength, new purpose and the courage to see this quest through, wherever it may lead.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mollie Rushmeyer writes Contemporary Fiction with a Heart for History. To weave her inspirational tales, she uses a unique blend of contemporary settings with fascinating historical artifacts, people, and events. She is vice president of her state’s American Christian Fiction Writers chapter. In 2017 & 2018, she was honored to receive an ACFW Genesis Contest semi-final, in 2018 she double-finaled in the Kathy Ide “Promising Beginnings” Christian Writers’ Contest, and she's a 2019 Unpublished Author finalist in the Cascade Awards. A born and bred Midwesterner, Mollie is a former journalist who makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband and two spunky daughters.
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Mollie Rushmeyer has a great style for this type of book, I loved the cover and the concept of the story. It had everything that I was looking for and I loved the idea of the Indiana Jones type adventure. It does everything that I was looking for overall and glad I read this.
"Alex stopped sliding a somehow undercooked yet charred bit of improvised tater tot around with his fork. “Oh? Yes, I’m very keen on that bit of history. And Ellora and I, that’s part of why she came. We’re looking for a lost manuscript from the Viking era her grandmother had been researching.”
I loved this book so much!
Alex and Ellora's tale will completely have you immersed from page one until the end.
The mystery part of this is the best part, in my opinion. It kept me engaged. I wanted to see what became of Grandma.
Rushmeyer has done a fantabulous job as always.
I feel that in my heart this book will hold a special place. I can't explain exactly why, but just know that it does.
I love these imperfect people. They are perfect example of love, grace, hope, and 2nd chances.
Overall, it was a great story that made my heart full and satisfied.
5 stars for a job well done! I highly recommend!
My thanks for a copy of this book.
I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own
This was stunning! The plot was well-paced and captivating from start to finish. The characters were well-developed; complex, and intriguing. I highly recommend this beautiful telling of the power of love. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
The Lost Manuscript by Mollie Rushmeyer contains several themes. Elora Lockwood’s beloved grandmother who has been searching for a priceless artifact is missing in England, where Elora’s estranged husband now lives. When an opportunity arises for her to go across the pond to teach Medieval history and search for her grandmother she takes it even though she will have to interact with the husband who has the divorce papers in his possession. There are many secrets to be revealed as Elora and husband Alex follow the clues left by her grandmother. Although the book blurb avoids mentioning the story also has a religious theme wrapped up not only with the mysterious very old manuscript, but permeating the internal musings of the two main characters. The story isn’t preachy but there is a strong message about being honest in one’s conversations and forgiving self and others. The hunt is cleverly executed and certainly keeps readers engaged in solving a couple of puzzles. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book from NetGalley. Most highly recommend.
This book was simply one of the best I've read this year. This book hooked me bt the second chapter and it would let me go until the very end. This book was so good. I will be talking about this book for awhile.
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I finished an early copy of The Lost Manuscript, and just want to say WOW! I enjoyed every word. Rushmeyer has such a gift for writing intriguing stories with fascinating characters, with a faith thread that’s beautiful and full of hope. When I finished the story, I wanted more. As a huge fan of adventure twisted with romance and mystery, this book hit the mark. I had a hard time picking up another book after I finished for fear it wouldn't satisfy my reading desires as this book did. I hope you’ll give Mollie Rushmeyer’s books a try. Her debut, The Bookshop of Secrets was excellent, too. I received an early copy from Netgalley. Opinions are my own. 5+
The Lost Manuscript by Mollie Rushmeyer is a wonderful book that is full of history, mystery, suspense, love, loss, hope, and the grace of forgiveness and second chances.
This is such a gorgeous, captivating, and heartwarming. I loved the cast of characters, and their individual paths that weave together and towards one another once more amongst the mystery that surrounds them within this novel.
I loved the elements of love, hope, faith, and promise. In a world that can be so dark and depressing, it was wonderful to read an uplifting and positive book.
The mystery and the historical details made such a great story even better. I really liked everything about it, to be honest.
Thank you NG and HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada), Love Inspired Trade for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.
I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication on 8/29/23.