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Wildside, Dec 2001, 37.95, 245 pp.
ISBN: 1587153750

    Amanda Witham enjoys wearing the eighteenth century garb while working as a tour guide at Williamsburg, Virginia's Melrose House even with the unbearable heat wilting her. To Amanda, her job enables her to live history and provide some joy to visitors.

    Archeologists discover two-century-old bones in the nearby garden of Melrose House that prove to be the remains of James Grant who was thought to be allegedly buried in Scotland. That is a surprising find, but pales to what happens next to Amanda as the ghost of James visits her and persuades her to uncover the truth about his untimely death. Amanda agrees and travels to Scotland where James is supposedly buried in his ancestral home. As she begins to fall in love with her apparition visitor, Amanda finds herself embroiled in his past that could lead to her present demise.

    This engaging paranormal romance contains time travel and suspense elements intertwined seamless to create a dynamite plot. The story line is fun and captivating especially seeing the world through the idealistic eyes of the audacious, adorable Amanda. Lillian Stewart Carl furbishes an engaging tale that entertains readers while enticing the audience to elicit more novels like SHADOWS IN SCARLET and a previous work, MEMORY AND DESIRE, from this talented author.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   from another time Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes

Main Male Character

If magical/mental powers:    -   invisibility    -   can read emotions    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   telekinesis    -   mind reading    -   can fly    -   is very quick

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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