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The Last Treasure

Erika Marks


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From the author of It Comes in Waves and The Guest House comes a novel of three lives entangled in the secrets of the sea and the enduring bonds of love.

As students with a shared passion for shipwrecks, Liv, Sam, and Whit formed a close bond searching for the mysterious Patriot, a schooner that disappeared off the Carolina Coast in 1812 with Aaron Burr’s daughter Theodosia aboard. But as the elusive ship drew them together, love would bring them even closer—and ultimately tear them apart.

It’s been nine years since Liv left Sam to be with Whit, and the once close-knit triowent their separate ways. Liv has given up her obsession with Theodosia Burr to focus on her career as a salvage diver and her passionate but troubled marriage to the reckless and hedonistic Whit. But when a diary of Theodosia’s is discovered in a collector’s estate, she is pulled back to the world of the Patriot, this time with startling new clues to what might have really happened. 

Diving back into the lost history of the Patriot could be just what Liv needs to find closure to a mystery that still haunts her. But when she and Whit reunite with Sam for one last salvage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, buried romantic tensions begin to resurface, and once again Liv must choose between two men with very different hearts.

Praise For The Last Treasure

The Last Treasure is a true gift, delivering delicious romantic tension balanced with serious emotional depth. Erika Marks has written an exhilarating tale of passion reignited.”—Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House and Glory over Everything
“Powerful, intimate, and beautifully written. A treasure of a story peopled with complex and compelling characters. I loved this book!”—Wendy Wax, USA Today bestselling author of Sunshine Beach

Praise for the novels of Erika Marks

“Marks creates an intoxicating blend of love, lost and found, and confronting the ghosts that lurk in our pasts.”—New York Times bestselling author Karen White

“Women’s fiction to be savored...a winner.”—Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Elegant and enchanting...a beautiful reminder of the magic and mystery we hold in our hearts.”—New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Brown

“A deftly woven tapestry of love, loss, and family loyalties...pitch-perfect.”—USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax

Berkley, 9781101990841, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

About the Author

Erika Marks has worked as an illustrator, an art director, a cake decorator, and a carpenter. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, a native New Orleanian, and their two daughters. This is her fifth novel, following It Comes in Waves, The Guest House, The Mermaid Collector, and Little Gale Gumbo.