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The Keepsake
Suzy Vitello, author
Note: This is book two of THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES SERIES. Book one was traditionally published through Diversion Books. I am publishing this book through my own press, Words in a Hurry. THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES was reviewed by PW last year. In this second book of The Empress Chronicles Series, Liz and Sisi continue their intertwined journey through time. On the heels of discovering a magical locket in the empress diary, Liz comes to understand its very special power: the wearer must speak the truth. Not only that, but it turns out that there are three lockets, each with their own magic and collective power. Liz’s call to adventure includes her semi-love interest, Cory – much to his initial dismay – and together they head to Europe under the guise of securing cruise ship jobs. Meanwhile, Sisi realizes that she’s communicating with a girl who lives 150 years in the future. A girl who knows what awaits her if she marries the emperor: lack of personal freedom and a legacy that will refer to her as the "reluctant empress." But with the world's future hanging in the balance, the two heroines must work together to thwart the ambitions of the evil Lola, whose ambition to rule the Habsburg empire will rewrite history, and lead to a totalitarian government that will subvert democracy throughout the world.