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“I really enjoyed this book is was a great paranormal historical mystery and the characters were great.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Beatrice Lockwood discovers her dying employer, who warns her to run and change her identity since his murderer is after her. A year later in her new position as an undercover PI posing as a ladies companion in Victorian London, to ferret out a fortune hunter, she realizes someone has discovered her identity. That someone is Joshua Gage, scarred, with a limp, looking for a blackmailer. However, he soon realizes Beatrice is no blackmailer and he solicits her help in locating the real blackmailer. As they begin to work together, they realize that this is all tied together with her original pursuit and with Joshua's last case, the source of his injuries. Beatrice uses her paranormal abilities and Joshua his logic to follow the clues. This was a good mystery involving the second lady PI working for the Flint & Marsh Agency. Typical Quick paranormal mystery romance.”Linda C wrote this review Sunday, November 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this book is was a great paranormal historical mystery and the characters were great.”Ursula wrote this review Monday, September 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love Amanda Quick! ”Chris P wrote this review Saturday, August 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Quick fun read with a little mystery thrown in”smog wrote this review Friday, August 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Like this author. Victorian-era ...”Diane R wrote this review Wednesday, September 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Typically entertaining.”Michelle M wrote this review Monday, August 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved it -- a wonderful heroine and a fantastic hero. What more could you ask?? Loved the story as well. ”Linda S wrote this review Monday, July 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first Crystal Gardens novel but she always does a good job of putting you in the scene in her books. I didn't feel particularly attached to the heroine Beartice, I though she was a little underdeveloped but the hero Joshua was nice written and I thought he was well flushed out. ”Asya S wrote this review Tuesday, June 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book 2 of the Ladies of Lantern Street by Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Beatrice Lockwood has taken care of herself for years. Using her psychic talents she was working as Miranda the Clairvoyant, until the owner of the Academy of the Occult, Robert Fleming was murdered.
Beatrice escaped through their bolt hole and reinvented herself. She is now working as a woman's companion through the Flint and Marsh agency. While on a job protecting a young woman's reputation she meets Joshua Gage, former Secret Service Agent for the Crown. During his last job he was shot and now carries a facial scar and a cane to help him walk.
Joshua has been looking for her and is impressed by how she handle herself in her job. The small pistol she carries in her garter also gets his attention. The young woman's reputation is saved. Joshua then tells Beatrice he will meet with her the next morning.
Joshua's talent is the ability to find people and he has been looking for Beatrice ever since the disappeared from the Academy. Beatrice is an important part of a plot to accomplish something never before tried and Joshua knows that if the members of the plot get their hands on her she will die. He plans to protect her.
During their time together Joshua is impressed by the way Beatrice is able to handle herself. Events do not turn out as planned with the experiment, nor with their relationship.
An entertaining read by the author.