Lady Helen Gladstone is desperate to find the treasure her deceased brother buried several years ago. She has learned that her brother’s friend, Roan Grantham, is returning to England. (Roan was the Midnight Rider and when caught he was given a three year sentence in Australia for highway robbery) Now, he wants to find the treasure so he can start a new life.
Unfortunately, Helen’s brother, James, moved the money before he died and only left a map with clues to follow. Now, Roan and Helen have to go on a treasure hunt to find the hidden money..
Raine is the illegitimate half-brother of Mazie Chetwyn who marries the Earl of Radford (The Runaway Countess). It is Radford that sends Raine to Australia, but gives him a light sentence because of Mazie’s involvement.
This was a great read. Helen is determined to save her family and Roan has grown up since he spent time in Australia (thanks to a severe whipping that caused his back to be scarred). I liked how the three novels (well, two novels and one novella) had interwoven characters.