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Lie By Moonlight: Number 4 in series (Vanza) [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Quick
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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During an investigation into a woman's death, gentleman thief turned private inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself at Aldwick Castle - and in the middle of chaos. The building is in flames. Men are dead. And a woman and four young girls are fleeing on horseback. A confirmed loner, Ambrose nevertheless finds himself taking Miss Concordia Glade and her young charges under his wing. With their lives at risk, he insists they must remain in hiding until he is able to unravel the truth behind their recent imprisonment at the castle. Concordia has never met anyone like Ambrose Wells before. He is bold, clever, and inscrutable - even to the perceptive gaze of a professional teacher such as herself. He is also her only hope to protect her pupils from the unscrupulous men who are after them - powerful, shadowy figures who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

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"Praise for Amanda Quick and THE PAID COMPANION: 'Amanda Quick is one of the hottest writers in romance today... Her heroines are always women you'd love to know, and her heroes are dashing guys you'd love to love...' USA TODAY 'What fun! This action-packed tale, brimming with witty characters, vivid historical detail, and tautly woven intrigue kept me guessing until the very end. I loved the book and can't wait to brag to my mother that I've already read the latest Amanda Quick.' LISA GARDNER 'Everything Amanda Quick writes is an instant classic. I love this author!' IRIS JOHANSEN"


"Lie by Moonlight" is a work of historical romance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 412 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; New Ed edition (20 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0062QWXWE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #111,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jayne Ann Krentz is the critically-acclaimed creator of the Arcane Society world. She also writes as Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. Jayne has written more than forty New York Times bestsellers under various pseudonyms and more than twenty-five million copies of her books are currently in print. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

The historical novels she writes as Amanda Quick all feature her customary irresistible mix of passion and mystery, and also have a strong psychic/paranormal twist.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and lighthearted entertainment 25 July 2005
By Helen Hancox TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:MP3 CD
Concordia Glade has to set fire to the castle where her four schoolgirl charges are at risk in order to rescue them. However, their escape nearly goes wrong, until Ambrose Wells, reformed thief, appears on the scene for his own reasons.
Thus starts a series of events which include murders, disguises, romance and complex plots. The usual Amanda Quick hallmarks are there - fierce rather than handsome hero, strong women giving up their virginity at the drop of a hat, journeys in carriages in the fog. This book is set in the Victorian rather than Regency period, although this makes little difference to the overall feel of the book. We meet the Vanzagarian society again, with John Stoner (a young man in "I Thee Wed") as an old Vanza master.
This book was definitely a return to form after the rather disappointing Tobias March and Lavinia Lake series. No surprises in this book, it's standard fare, but well-written and gripping and fun too. Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light hearted entertainment 18 Feb. 2006
Concordia Glade is a teacher with a hidden past. She is sent to look after four girls and rapidly realises that they are in danger. This makes for an enjoyable romantic romp, with a likeable, very modern, heroine. Although the story isn't terribly believable, the book is well written and makes a good, easy read. I will be looking out for more books by the same author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Vanza 3 - Better and Better 3 Feb. 2008
By Ladybubbles VINE VOICE
This is the third book in the Vanza series and I loved the story and the characters. The author has a way of weaving the lives of the characters together in a way that you cannot help but be drawn in. However, I was left mystified as to what exactly Vanza is! The impression you get is that it is some sort of martial art combining meditation and philosophy of life.

Book 1 - I Thee Wed, was not up to the authors usual standards but still enjoyable nonetheless.

Book 2 - The Wicked Widow picked up speed from the second novel and was absolutely terrific.

I do hope that there is a further book as I would love to know what happens to the new students of Vanza.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Victorian Romance 10 Oct. 2007
By Wyvernfriend VINE VOICE
This is an interesting romance set "late in the reign of Queen Victoria" and it throws you into the story from the get-go. You first meet Concordia Glade and her young students as they are running away from the burning castle they've been staying in. This is also the moment that Ambrose Wells enters the story. He's investigating the castle and is a little put out that it's burning down but he offers to help Concordia and her four charges. The whys of their residence at the castle is interesting and the two main characters are quite well suited but their attitudes to sex are quite modern.

For it's type it's quite good, and I did enjoy the story and enjoyed the ride, it's only after I finished reading that I started having some reservations about some aspects of the story.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't believe it 4 May 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
As an owner of all Amanda quick novels, I was really keen to buy this, so got it in hard back. That was 6 months ago and I have only now finished reading this.The characters are so predictable and do not engage me at all. Also the tradmark humour is missing. I have in the interim re read all her other books and really enjoyed them. This book has not gripped me at all. Hopefully thiswas an Amanda Quick blip, and her next book will be back to her usual high standard.
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