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Crystal Gardens

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New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick delivers "a promising start to a Victorian-era series"* with the first Ladies of Lantern Street novel... 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 107 x 170 x 28mm | 227g
  • Jove Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0515152994
  • 9780515152999
  • 82,534

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Praise for Crystal Gardens "A compelling, very romantic tale made memorable by its historical paranormal foundation, clever plot twists and a hero and heroine you can't help but love."--USA Today

"From the entertaining battle of wits between the story's intriguing heroine and mysterious hero to the botanically inspired plot and its deliciously gothic setting, all the literary components add up to a romance worth savoring."--Booklist (starred review)

"Cannily plotted." --The Seattle Times

"A compelling, interesting story with a strong hero, a worthy romance and enough intrigue to keep the pages turning."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Delivers all that Quick fans swoon over."--Kirkus Reviews

"A superb paranormal take on the Victorian romance suspense."--Midwest Book Review
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About Amanda Quick

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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Rating details

6,456 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 28% (1,826)
4 37% (2,383)
3 27% (1,738)
2 6% (409)
1 2% (100)
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