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Quick (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) gives her fans what they want in her latest historical romance, set in a movieland Victorian England. Concordia Glade, a teacher with past secrets and unconventional ideas about educating women, meets Ambrose Wells, a "private inquiry agent" with secrets of his own and an unusual tattoo, as she and her four orphaned pupils flee Aldwick Castle, which they have set on fire to hide their escape. Ambrose escorts the lovely fugitives to safety, protecting them from the criminal mastermind and his aristocratic partner who'd kept them as part of a dastardly plan to use them for profit and pleasure. Concordia returns the favor by helping Ambrose investigate the mysterious death of a London woman. Courteous, daring, resourceful, Concordia and Ambrose can't wait to ravish each other repeatedly. Who but Quick (The Paid Companion, etc.) finds such joy in chestnuts such as the boy thief mentored by the rich man he tries to rob? Or the dilettante solving cases Scotland Yard can't? Quick plunges into every cliché ("Sensation after sensation coursed through her, leaving no room for uncertainty, let alone any sense of modesty"), but energizes her fluid narration with modern sensibilities, gutsy leads and romantic excesses. There's nothing new here, but that's part of Quick's great appeal. <
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The curriculum for Miss Concordia Glade's classroom has expanded from languages and social graces to explosives because that's the only way she can think of to get her charges out of their castle/prison before something terrible happens. Concordia not only destroys the building but also has to kill a thug who attacks her and her girls as they try to escape. Gentleman thief turned private investigator Ambrose Wells, who's at Aldwick Castle to look into other matters, can't believe what he's seeing, and spirits Concordia and the four teens away to the safety of his London townhouse. Concordia, like other heroines created by Quick (a pen name for Jayne Ann Krentz), is a strong feminist who gets herself into a plethora of trouble and is equally adept at saving herself. These traits frustrate alpha male Ambrose, even as he reluctantly admires her courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness. As the heinous tale unfolds, villains appear at every turn, from the mean streets of Victorian England to the opulent parlors of London's upper crust, but Ambrose and Concordia will do anything to keep the girls safe. As always, Quick's trademark wit and humor run gracefully throughout this suspenseful and satisfying novel, and fans and new readers alike will fall for the newest additions to Quick's impressive collection of characters. Shelley Mosley
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Great suspense with very likable characters. Twists and turns in the tale's mystery kept me enthused in reading to the finish. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gail Carter
Also a great book. But lets face it, I do have also all of Amanda Quick's books. I believe that I am only missing two of them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed the unique backgrounds of the characters, as well as their humor. It was a refreshingly fun "horrid" novel!Published 4 months ago by D. Peterson
Enjoyable read. Love the verbal banter. Hero was mysterious and honorable; heroine was feisty, fun, and independent.Published 5 months ago by Barbwire58
I liked this book, it has Jayne Ann Krentz's sense of humor and unconventional for the Victorian era. I liked how she wove the threads of the mystery together to get it solved.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very fast delivery! Item as described. Extremely pleased with the purchase. Highly recommend!Published 6 months ago by Lady Carlene
I love the books by Amanda Quick and this is no exception. As soon as I am done reading one book, I can't wait to start another. I strongly recommend this book.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed Lie by Moonlight as it had an unusual plot. Not quite as believable at the end as at the beginning. Kept the readers interest.Published 9 months ago by believer