Crystal Gardens

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Penguin, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
23 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick delivers “a promising start to a new Victorian-era series” (The Seattle Times) with the Ladies of Lantern Street…

Evangeline Ames has rented a country cottage far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds pleasure in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety.

Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There are rumors enough already, about treasure buried under his garden and occult botanical experiments performed by his uncle—who died of mysterious causes. With Evangeline’s skill for detection, and Lucas’s sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they have a common enemy. And as the energy emanating from Crystal Gardens intensifies, they realize 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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Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She writes historical romance novels under the Quick name, contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, and futuristic romance novels under the pseudonym Jayne Castle. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print.

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