New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick takes you on a thrilling adventure filled with the simmering passions of the Victorian age—and the lure of ancient secrets...
Venetia Milton’s memories of a romantic night with Gabriel Jones—an alchemist’s descendant—are shattered soon thereafter by news of his death. Adopting the guise of his respectable widow, she embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to “see” beyond her subjects makes her photographs highly prized.
But Venetia’s romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And someone he is tracking will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the “wife” of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key...
“Clever dialog, well-handled paranormal elements, and an intriguing plot merge with Quick’s lively wit in this thoroughly entertaining romance. A new psychic thriller series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“A clever and entertaining tale about secrets…With her witty dialogue, multidimensional characters complete with eccentricities and psychic abilities, clever plotting, and generous humor, the perennially popular Quick has penned another surefire winner.”—Booklist (starred review)
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Azacia - LibraryThing
I just loved this book! The characters are engaging, dynamic, and quite entertaining! Amanda Quick is known not just for her exciting adventures and steamy romances, but also for the comedic prose ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DunnFunKat - LibraryThing
This book starts a series by Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz about The Arcane Society. Venetia Milton is a fashionable photographer living in London posing as a recent widow. Her business is thriving ... Read full review