The Shop of Shades and Secrets

The Shop of Shades and Secrets

by Colleen Gleason


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“Saucy, sexy, and suspenseful. A must-read!” —Liliana Hart

"Fun and exciting romance...with a ghostly touch. Nancy Drew for grown-ups!” —Mara Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author

This book isn’t as creepy as it looks! It’s funny, sexy, suspenseful and a little spooky. Think Nancy Drew all grown up, meeting a sexy, oh-so-proper attorney who needs to loosen up a little—and inheriting a haunted antiques shop!

When Fiona Murphy inherits a small antiques shop from an old man she met only once, she’s filled with surprise, confusion and delight—and a little bit of terror at having a new responsibility in a life she prefers to be free and easy.

As she takes over ownership of the quaint shop, odd things begin to happen. Lights come on and off by themselves, even when they are unplugged…and there is a chilly breeze accompanied by the scent of roses even when the windows are closed.

H. Gideon Nath, III, is the stiff and oh-so-proper attorney who helps settle Fiona’s inheritance, and despite her flightiness and fascination with all things New Age, he finds himself attracted to her against his better judgment.

After she finds an unpleasant surprise in one of the shop’s closets, scares off an intruder in the store, and uses her skill at palmistry to read Gideon’s future--of which she seems to be a part--Fiona begins to realize that her free and easy life is about to change…whether she wants it to or not.

If you love Barbara Michaels, Mary Stewart, Eve Silver, or Antoinette Stockenberg, you'll enjoy this taken on a modern gothic romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931419932
Publisher: Colleen Gleason Inc
Publication date: 02/19/2016
Series: Contemporary Gothic Romance
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Colleen Gleason is the international best-selling author of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. She has written over fifteen books for New American Library, MIRA Books, and HarperCollins (as Joss Ware). Her books have been translated into more than seven languages.

She writes full-time and lives in the Midwest with her family.

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Shop of Shades and Secrets 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Nikki_Bittner More than 1 year ago
LOVED this new book from Colleen Gleason. It had just the right amount of suspense, mystery, and romance that I couldn't put it down! The romance between Fiona and Gideon kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see how it would play out. I laughed, yelled, and even cried at a few points during the development of their relationship. I loved the mystery of the The Lamp - it was just the right bit of spooky for me. Great book to curl up with on a rainy day and read straight through.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
First of all let me say, I loved Gleason's Gardella Vampire series. This book, not so much. It wasn't bad, I read it pretty much in one sitting. But it was just okay. I knew who the "bad guy" was pretty much from the start although I kept telling myself that it was so obvious that it would end up being a surprise twist at the end. Nope, no surprise. I did like the feisty Fiona and Gideon wasn't too bad either but the story just didn't  do much for me. While I wouldn't rush out and buy a copy, if you like what was more of a Gothic romance, check it out at the library. If you want to read some really awesome Gleason books check out her Gardella Vampire series. so loved them and their Victorian setting. I did read that these had been updated for new release but I thought they were pretty perfect in their original form.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one.
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Enjoyed the romance and story.
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Loved this book.
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fictionisanecessity More than 1 year ago
This was a delightful book for a lazy summer day! Fiona and Gideon are truly wonderful characters, made for each other though they seem to be opposites at first. You can't help but root for them as you watch their relationship develop and grow into love. The grandparents are fun, the spooks sufficiently spooky, and Gretchen and the shop itself are wonderful characters in their own right. Plus, it's way less expensive than a movie ticket! You really can't go wrong, add this to your downloads today.
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NessyBookLuvr More than 1 year ago
Loved the relationship between the hero and heroine--it was very Dharma and Greg. Good ghost story, great romance. Very emotional. Nice suspense. Love Barbara Michaels, and this is along those same lines, although the romance is more prominent.