?Well-paced and skillfully told, with an outstanding sense of place, an enjoyable main character, and entertaining supporting cast.... [It] swept me off my feet.? -- Venus de Hilo, 5-star review
?A delightful book ? it will enchant you with exotic places and interesting characters.? -- Linda Osborn, 5-star review
For fans of Nora Roberts and Janet Evanovich...
Dumped by her husband just as he finishes law school, and disillusioned by her loss of another unsatisfying office job, Ainsley Walker is approaching thirty with nothing to show for it.
She accepts an offer from an elderly art dealer to travel to the country of Uruguay - the forgotten jewel of South America - to purchase a valuable amethyst treasure, El Árbol Negro.
In a runaway adventure that propels her from historic auction houses to remote villages, from beef ranches to elite beach resorts, Ainsley finds joy, pain, friendship, duplicity, and murder -
--and, most importantly, a new purpose in life.