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"My name is Madeleine Warwick and I'm a woman under siege."

Maddie Warwick is on the brink of ruin. Several years ago, her uncle was killed in a tragic accident resulting from the negligence of treasure hunting amateurs. To stop the invasions on her land, Maddie forged a letter disproving the existence of Civil War treasure on her farm. And it worked. Until now.

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Paperback, 354 pages
Published October 25th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published September 10th 2015)
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Jenna Brooks
This is the best classic romance since Bogie met Bacall, wrapped around a sweeping, intense family saga that dates back to the Civil War. In NECESSARY EVIL, multitudes of trespassers create senseless tragedies as they invade a multi-generational family farm in search of its legendary buried treasure.

Caught in the middle is Madeleine Warwick, struggling heroically to hold family and farm together - and failing. Her life gets even more complicated when two competing historians arrive on the scene,
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Michael Blaylock
Oct 14, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5/5. What kept me from a full four was that the story could crawl few a few moments and there seemed to be many instances where the lead character should have asked about or spoken about something that would have saved some headaches, but didn't.

However, it is still a good book and a worthy read. A unique mix of contemporary, historical, mystery, and thriller, there are a lot of good elements tied up in a good story. The opening is slow, but not boring as it does set the stage for the rest of
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Angie Thompson
Mar 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-finished
DNF at about 12% - I'm not comfortable with the MC reconnecting with her long-time crush, who's now married but going through a divorce. From the way things are going, I'm expecting that she may learn a lesson, but it's too close to the line for me to be comfortable with it. ...more
Betty McMahon
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ok book, but more a romance than a mystery.
Carly
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5
Kurt Springs
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier.

Synopsis:

Several years ago, Maddie Warwick’s uncle was killed in an accident resulting from the negligence of amateur treasure hunters. With holes endangering her family’s horse farm, she forges a letter to disprove the existence of a Civil War treasure on her farm. Until now the treasure hunters have left her in peace. A mysterious Professor Gregory Randall has arrived with proof she forged the letter. Maddie is a phone call away from ruin. Her
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Drucilla
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
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The story was definitely intriguing and Traynor mostly pulls it off. The author has a habit of doing flashbacks without any warning so there were a couple of times I was confused. Also, (view spoiler) ...more
Karen W
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intruiging

A civil war mystery of missing treasure, a family name darkened because of the missing info and treasure... A murdered girl, accidents, code breaking of documents, and of course love... I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, the characters and insight to researching historical documents and treasure hunting! A nice read 😊
Martha McCormick
Enjoyed this one immensely!

Great story, interesting characters and loved the story line. Couldn't put it down! Like her books a lot. Try one!
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Emily-Jane Orford
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
The Chase farm is not doing so well. The bills are mounting and the recurring accidents on the riding trails are not good for business. After all, who would want their child learning to ride at a stable where the riding trails were riddled with potholes?

Maddie is beside herself with worry. Her Uncle Michael was killed when his horse stepped into one of the holes at a full run. Now her best and only riding instructor has almost met a similar fate. Will the holes never stop appearing? The forged l
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Killarney Traynor is a New England-born novelist, writer, actor, bibliophile, martial artist, and history buff. A member of Authors Elite and American Christian Fiction Writers, she is the author of Summer Shadows and Necessary Evil.

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