That Night on Thistle Lane (Swift River Valley Series #2)

That Night on Thistle Lane (Swift River Valley Series #2)

by Carla Neggers
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That Night on Thistle Lane (Swift River Valley Series #2) by Carla Neggers

New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with the second book in the Swift River Valley series, That Night on Thistle Lane, following Secrets of the Lost Summer.

More than just make-believe

Librarian Phoebe O'Dunn deals in stories, but her passion for history has taught her that happy endings are rare. Her life in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, is safe and uneventful…until she discovers the hidden room.

Among its secrets is a cache of vintage clothing, including a spectacular gown—perfect for a gala masquerade in Boston. In the guise of a princess, Phoebe is captivated by a handsome swashbuckler who's also adopted a more daring persona. Noah Kendrick's wealth has made him wary, especially of women: everybody wants something.

When Noah and Phoebe meet again in Knights Bridge, at first neither recognizes the other. And neither one is sure they can trust the magic of the night they shared—until an unexpected threat prompts them to unmask their truest selves.

After all, it takes more than just the right costume to live out your personal fairy tale. It takes heart…and the courage to be more than you ever dreamed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410455413
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: Swift River Valley Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 471
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 novels, including her popular Sharpe & Donovan and Swift River Valley series. Her books have been translated into 24 languages and sold in over 35 countries. A frequent traveler to Ireland, Carla lives with her family in New England. For more information, visit

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That Night on Thistle Lane 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is next? Really enjoy the Swift River Valley stories. Only wish they were listed in order, so they can be purchased that way. Have to keep referring back to some I have already read, & for some reason my library on my NOOK has disappeared.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love Swift River Valley stories. Typical stubborn New England people just wanting to stand on their own feet without someone helping them. Pheobe, her family and friends are prime examples. I know because I grew up in Vermont where you learn very quickly that is the way and family will be there if you need them.
Anonymous 27 days ago
A kittypet. Sand colored pelt and a green collar with her silver name tag and a little bell. She is 15 moons
Anonymous 3 months ago
Coming soon
Anonymous 3 months ago
(Sorry if this sucks... Havent done this in a while) <p> Tinyclaw is a black furred, brown eyed male. He has many scars, the most prominent one being the large one across his neck. Due to this injury (If you want to know how he got this injury, you will have to get close to him) , he is unable to speak. Not only that, but he is also very small for his age, often being mistaken for an apprentice at his old clan (Again, if you want to know more about it, get closer to him).
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Some fun, whacky characters with romance and mystery added. A next book for the curious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The battle will happen soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! Wonderful stories, cant wait for next books!
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More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
That Night on Thistle Lane by Carla Neggars is part of the Swift River Valley series. Most of Carla&rsquo;s books that I have read were a mystery. This one is more romance and family with a small amount of mystery. This book can be read alone although Dylan and Olivia from book one play a minor role in this story too. I adored Noah and Phoebe&rsquo;s characters. Noah was a nerdy billionaire who fences and does karate. Phoebe was the town librarian which is partly why I wanted to read the book. I love a librarian as a lead character. Most of the romance is looks and kisses; no hot and steamy scenes. The masquerade ball was fun. The mystery is surrounding the man that is following Noah around You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriguing; mysterious; romantic. Carla Neggers does an excellent job of character development and providing a historical background and plot to her stories. Loved it! LA-TXN
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Rany More than 1 year ago
Usually a big fan of Carla Neggers. Was a bit disappointed in this book. It seemed to drag. The plot was predictable and slow. I have enjoyed her other books more than this particular one.
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RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
That Night on Thistle Lane  a fun read, an imaginative mystery and a sweet romance - full review can be found at BookTrib and RomanticReadsandsuch
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ProudGrandma More than 1 year ago
Carla Neggars is an amazing author and she has truly out-done herself with this book. It follows up on Secrets of the Lost Summer, but it stands alone as well. It has mystery, suspense, of course a love story, and more all set in an amazing part of the countrty. Don't miss it!
stoneyDT More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Carla Neggers books. She keeps you interested to continue ready for more.
ILuvBooks25 More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to receive an ARC of Carla Neggers new book &quot;That Night on Thistle Lane.&quot; I wasn't sure what to expect as I have only read one of her other books before this one.  When I first started reading the book I was a little unsure if I was going to like it as the beginning was a little hard to get into and the chapters seemed a little to long. But as soon as I got past the first couple chapters I was hooked. The book starts of with the main character Phoebe discussing the fashion show with her sisters and friend Olivia that they are  going to put on at the local library in Nights Bridge. From there you learn about a secret place in the attic of the library where she found when old hollywood type dresses that she thought the town should see and be part of the fashion show. The secret place she finds plays a big factor in the book as is used a lot through the book and even involves a little mystery. The other main character Noah becomes part of the book when Phoebe sneeks into a local charity ball put on by Dylan. I thought it was interesting how she initially has them meet not knowing each others name but just dancing. From the Charity Ball I really think the book took off it just took a while in my opinion to get there. It was nice to how she wrote in the characters from the last book Dylan and Olivia into the story and also she had another love story going on between Phoebe's sister Maggie and her husband Brandon.  All in all I thought the book was great romance and mystery and the only reason I didn't give it higher than a 4 is due to I felt the chapters were a little to long for my liking in parts and also because it took me longer to get into the story. I am defiantly glad that I stuck with the book because I am interested to see who Carla will right about next in this series. 
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I was really hoping for more from this one. Even though the first book in the series didn't really do it for me, this one looked promising. There was a librarian involved! And a hidden sewing room! And old fashioned clothing, some of it patterned after dresses in movies! In the end, though, it left me with an overall feeling of...meh. Much like with the first in the series, while reading this one I kept feeling as if the novel was hovering on the edge of being pretty good but it just never quite got there. The characters stubbornly felt like characters throughout, not achieving the status of actual people to this reader. I just couldn't connect. The drama wasn't there (Seriously--I missed their first kiss. When it came up in Phoebe's thoughts, I actually had to page back and find it), and I never really bought into Phoebe and Noah's initial attraction, let alone their &quot;love&quot; for each other. I kept checking the progress bar on my ereader, and not in the yikes-how-will-they-resolve-this-in-the-time-that-is-left kind of way but in a jeesh-how-much-more-of-this-is-left fashion. The big reveal at the end wasn't, really. The characters figure it out behind the scenes, and I still didn't quite understand how they did it, and nor did I care all that much. It just ended up feeling a bit silly and anticlimactic. I actually found myself somewhat more interested in Brandon's (Phoebe's brother-in-law) love life than the main characters', but I'm pretty sure that was only because he was a former hockey player, and I'm just so darn glad that the season is back on track....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago