In the early 19th Century, Adelaide Lenormand, a fortune teller popular with the Paris elite, conjures a golem for Napoleon Bonaparte during a dinner party. But something goes wrong. It looks nothing like the manservant she promised. Even worse, immediately after it arrives, the golem steals the Emperoras Emerald Scarab from a chain around his neck and mysteriously disappears.
Minutes later in London, Elise Dubois, an ER nurse from Tucson, is found sprawled in front of The Quiet Woman Public House. Sheas wearing nothing but tattered shorts, a sports bra, and one pink running shoe. Gripped in her fist is the scarab (Egyptian jewel).
Now Bonaparteas Minister of Police is breathing down Adelaideas neck while her wealthy clients are abandoning her. The women ofLa Societe d Isis, so wickedly encouraging when shead first launched her plot, remain silent to her pleas forhelp. Adelaide has no choice but to find the golem and restore her reputation.
Troubled by nightmares of a wild-eyed French woman and worried she might be losing her mind, Elise tries to blend in at the pub. But blending in is not her forte. She knows the moment the opportunity arises sheall stop at nothing to return to 21st Century Arizona, even if that means breaking the heart of the one man who understands her.
The Quiet Womanis the first in theEmerald Scarab Adventureseries aimed at lovers of hard-edged heroines. In a story of time travel, romance, and fortune, anything can happen."