The Last Word

 by Samantha Hastings

London, 1861.  Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite searialized novel has died before completing the story.  Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts.  Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads Lucinda and David around the country, but the truths they discover about themselves–and each other–are anything but fictional.

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