The legendary Marquis de Lafayette,
A forgotten Moravian woman who became his nurse,
And a bookmark with a secret...
1777. After being wounded in battle, the Marquis de Lafayette is taken to the isolated religious community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he is cared for by a Moravian Sister named Liesl Boeckel who has little patience with the arrogant Frenchman and his unwelcome curiosity about her life.
2005. Abbey Prescott inherits her grandmother’s house in Bethlehem and discovers an eighteenth-century bookmark, which may reveal a romance between Liesl and Lafayette. She becomes determined to solve the mystery; however, her quest is complicated by the aftershocks of a failed love affair and a possible romantic entanglement of her own.
The Bookmark is an immersive romantic mystery illuminating a little-known piece of American history through the lives of two women, separated by the centuries but alike in their determination to confront the past and find a way forward.