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Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick
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Mar 23, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: advanced-review-copy, historical-romance

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

March 23, 2012 – Started Reading
March 23, 2012 – Shelved
March 23, 2012 – Shelved as: advanced-review-copy
March 23, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-romance
March 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)"
March 24, 2012 –
page 42
13.13% "Man-eating plants FTW!"
March 24, 2012 – Finished Reading

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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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