Shadows In Scarlet

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A haunted and mysterious novel of romance.

"I don’t think Lillian will have any trouble garnering devoted readers with this gracious story."
— Anne McCaffrey, author of The Skies of Pern

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A haunted and mysterious novel of romance.

"I don’t think Lillian will have any trouble garnering devoted readers with this gracious story."
— Anne McCaffrey, author of The Skies of Pern

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Presenting a delicious mix of romance and supernatural suspense, Carl (Ashes to Ashes) delivers yet another immensely readable tale. History graduate student Amanda Witham is working as the caretaker at Virginia's historic Melrose Hall and takes on the role of one of its 18th-century inhabitants, giving tours to visitors. Archeologists working on the site find a man's skeleton buried in the garden; that same night a ghost appears to Amanda in the house. The apparition is the dashing and handsome British officer James Grant, who supposedly died in battle during the Revolutionary War. But the way Grant died was actually quite different, and Amanda finds herself promising the ghost to help find out the truth behind his death. She also must figure out a way to pass on her "special" knowledge of Grant to those working on the house and grounds without revealing just how she knows who the skeleton really is. Amanda finds herself increasingly attracted to the ghost, but how can she fancy herself in love with a dead man? The trail to the truth behind Grant's death leads Amanda to Scotland and the Grant family's ancestral castle, where Amanda finds a very real Grant who just may hold the key to her future. If, that is, her ghostly lover will be willing to let go of the past. Carl has created an engaging cast and a very entertaining plot, spicing the mix with some interesting twists on the ghostly romantic suspense novel. (Dec.) Forecast: Readers may be put off by the high price of Carl's novel one of the first original titles from Wildside, a POD publisher of primarily SF, fantasy and horror but supportive blurbs from Anne McCaffrey, Lois McMaster Bujold and Carole Nelson Douglas could help offset sticker shock. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587153754
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Good read

    I've read a number of books by this author. I think this particular story is solid, well-written and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011


    Not up to usual standards. Lacks any depth and character development. Lacks usual standards for handling the supernatural we have come to expect form this author.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011


    This was my first read by this author. I so enjoyed her writing style that I have since read others by her. One thing I can say about her writing is that nothing is at first what it seems. The reader will enjoy many plot twists. She has a way of pulling you into a story and holding your interest.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    engaging paranormal romance

    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. <P>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. <P>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. <P>Harriet Klausner

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