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Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick
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Mar 24, 12

bookshelves: advanced-review-copy, historical-romance
Read from March 23 to 24, 2012

3.5 stars

Light-hearted, fast-paced story featuring standard JAK/AQ themes: an emotionally-restrained hero with dangerous psychical powers entranced by a sensible-but-artistic heroine with psychical powers of her own. Also features a vaguely gothic abbey, a garden full of man-eating plants, meddling family members and a small cast of potential villains.

The plot and characters lack the focus and depth of the author's best works, but this was still an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

Review based on an ARC received via LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.
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Reading Progress

03/24/2012 page 35
10.94% "Ferns, abbeys, psychical powers, a stoic but smitten hero, a clever and artistic heroine. So far, everything one might expect (and I mean that in a good way)"
03/24/2012 page 42
13.13% "Man-eating plants FTW!"

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message 1: by Anne (new)

Anne Feels like 1996 all over again! Oh sorry, that series was set on some other planet and written by "Jayne Castle." My mistake. :)

Jessica Ha! Exactly - that and JAK's Wildest Hearts.

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