As a child I love Patrick McGoohan as the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, then later Oliver Reed and Peter Cushing in the the retelling of Dr. Syn in Hammer's Night Creatures. So the tales of smugglers early on caught my vivid imagination. And that is precisely what Melanie Jackson does with Amarantha. Thoroughly bored of London and the stale games of the ton, Amarantha heads to the country to visit her uncle. She is a lively, intelligent creature, so it is no wonder Tamlin the Vicker is attracted to her. But Tamlane Adair, is not all he says he is, and Amarantha is determined to find out his dark secrets. though it may put her very life in peril. So think of a moon that was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas....and revel in the sheer haunting beauty of this newest effort from Jackson, quickly proving to be one of the strongest historical writers in the Romance Field, written with wit, charm and lovely romance!! WISE Writers and Readers Book of the Month for August 2001 and Book of the Year 2001
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