Crystal Gardens

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Piatkus, 2012 - Attempted assassination - 338 pages
20 Reviews

Welcome to the sensational new Ladies of Lantern Streetseries by Amanda Quick, where the lives of the Victorian gentry are filled with secrets - and secret powers . . .

Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage in the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety when her life is threatened again where she meets Lucas Sebastian - who has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property.

Immediately sensing each other's psychic talents, as well as their mutual desire, Lucas and Evangeline find themselves with an even more pressing concern. Whoever tried to have her killed will try again. But who would want her dead? With Evangeline's skill for detection, and Lucas's sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they share a common enemy. And as the dangerous energy emanating from Crystal Gardens grows stronger, they realise that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long.

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Review: Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street Series #1)

User Review  - Maria Haile - Goodreads

I liked the wit and characters very much. However, I much prefer her regency novels. This not my favorite genre and the plot was, for me, rather tedius. Amanda Quick is still, nevertheless, one of my favorite authors and I would read any of hers. Read full review

Review: Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street Series #1)

User Review  - Yvonne - Goodreads

It's another one of her paranormal crystal using story plots. I don't mind this is her Jayne Castle series but I'm sick of it in her Victorian one. It's nothing that hasn't come up before and the characters are quite dreary. When it comes to her writing these days I am suffering from ennui. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes historical and futuristic fiction under the pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle respectively, has more than fifty NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers under various pen names; more than twenty-five million copies of her books are in print. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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