Books by Amanda Quick

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Ravished (#61 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on April 15, 1998 Beauty and the Beast stories are favorites with many readers of romance novels. There is just something about the whole premise that lends itself to romance and resonates with readers in a way that other fairy tale archetypes do not. Ra ...

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Legendary author Amanda Quick returns with her latest romantic suspense novel, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, an historical mystery set in the outskirts of Hollywood’s secret-laden movie colony in the 1930s. After stumbling onto the scene of the murder of her socialite employer and benefactress, A ...

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'Til Death Do Us Part

I know Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz' Arcane Society books had lots of fans. I never could get into that series, but I do love her writing, so I was happy to see 'Til Death Do Us Part show up. This standalone novel features a couple I really enjoyed and a gothic-tinged mystery that completely captu ...

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Garden of Lies

Garden of Lies gave me exactly what I was expecting - an older, strong-willed heroine who refuses to by hemmed in by social mores, an alpha hero with a dark past, and an interesting murder mystery. While yes, the author is definitely formulaic at this point, it’s a formula I enjoy. The tension is ...

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Garden of Lies

I suspect that even the most devoted of Amanda Quick’s fans would agree that her books tend to the formulaic. That’s not a criticism – there are times we all want to read or listen to something in which we know in advance what we’re going to get and that we’re likely to enjoy, and Ms Quick ...

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Otherwise Engaged

For some reason, although I’ve listened to a number of Amanda Quick’s books in audio format, I’ve never actually read one, so I decided to rectify that situation by reading the author’s latest release. Otherwise Engaged is an enjoyable romantic mystery which displays many of Ms Quick’s hal ...

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The Mystery Woman

I have read a few of Amanda Quick’s Arcane Series books and while entertaining, those paranormal historicals were just above average for me. I have always preferred her straight historical romances. This second book in her Ladies of Lantern Street was a much better paranormal and just barely misse ...

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Second Sight

I look forward to spring, for besides bringing May flowers it also brings the latest Amanda Quick novel. I particularly looked forward to Second Sight as it begins a new series and the cover blurb made it sound especially intriguing. I also loved the idea of a photographer heroine in the late Victo ...

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Wait Until Midnight

Mrs. Caroline Fordyce is a young widow living with her two aunts, Milly and Emma, at 22 Corley Street. Having survived a Great Scandal three years ago, Mrs. Fordyce now makes a comfortable living as a writer of sensation novels serialized in weekly installments of the Flying Intelligencer, one of V ...

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The Paid Companion

When I began reading romance seriously (almost 11 years ago), Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz was among my first discoveries. My husband was in grad school and money was tight, so I would check out all her books from the library. I had an in with the librarian, who would automatically put my name firs ...