Wednesday, June 6, 2007

“Wicked Widow” by Amanda Quick

Wicked Widow” by Amanda Quick
2001, Bantam
ISBN: 0-553-57411-6

Wicked Widow” by Amanda Qiuck counts up there with my favorite books. Actually, I’ve never read anything by Amanda Quick that I didn’t like. Jayne Ann Krentz’ uses the pen name Amanda Quick when she writes historical romances.

Saucy, eccentric, and always, always funnier than spit are the characters that populate this book. Madeline and Artemis are thrown together because of their Vanza connections. Vanza, too, is the mysterious organization that is worked as a thread through so many of Amanda Quick’s books. This one is no different.

Something else I like about Amanda Quick’s books are that her heroes and heroines are generally past their prime. Like me. I can identify with them.

Madeline approaches Artemis Hunt and demands, not asks, not pleads, but demands that he help her. Already, she has caught his attention and I’m no different than Artemis.

The highest accolade? I cried at the end. This is a book I had to have read at least 10 times and I cried at the ending again. Yup, this is a keeper. I highly recommend this book as a really good historical romance mystery novel.

2 comments:

Mystery Maiden said...

Seems like a pretty good list you've got going there! Have you ever checked out bookcrossing.com? I'm a book lover and I think it's way fun.

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Mystery
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Lady Skye Fyre said...

Thanks Mystery! No, I hadn't heard about BookCrossing.com, but because you mentioned it I went and joined up tonight. Thanks! It sounds like a lot of fun...sort of like a message in a bottle and you just don't know where it's going to end up when you throw it out into the ocean.