A haunted and mysterious novel of romance. "I don't think Lillian will have any trouble garnering devoted readers with this gracious story." - Anne McCaffrey, author of The Skies of Pern
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Shadows in Scarlet is definitely read-worthy, with snappy dialogue, well-developed characters, and a real nifty-nasty twist to the plot. I dont think Lillian will have any trouble garnering devoted readers with this gracious story.
Anne McCaffrey, The Skies of Pern
Shadows in Scarlet is a richly-written book, an appealing feast for both the intellect and the senses. The characters are immensely lively and vivid even the ghostly ones! Im already amusing myself trying to cast the movie.
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion
Barbara Michaels successor is hard at work producing delicious ghost stories. In Shadows in Scarlet Lillian has created the sexiest ghost to come along since Mrs. Muirs, then given her plot a contemporary twist that will satisfy even the most sophisticated readers. Every time I thought I had this story figured out, Lillian surprised and delighted me with something totally unexpected.
Victoria Thompson, Murder on Gramercy Park
Lillian Stewart Carl is a captivating writer who offers delight and insight as well as goose bumps. Shadows in Scarlets ghostly love story and centuries-spanning murder mystery make for an enthralling puzzle with a Scottish accent. This cozy but chilling roller coaster of a story will keep readers glued to their seats and significant others.
Carole Nelson Douglas, Chapel Noir
Lillians wicked sense of humor and her excellent scholarship put Shadows in Scarlet far above the usual novel of romantic suspense. I read it in one sitting, staying up far too late, because I had to know what would happen to Amanda and her most lively ghost. I found the book delightful, altogether a wonderful escape.
Sharan Newman, To Wear the White Cloak
As Amanda flies to James' ancestral estate, which was inherited by his cousin upon his death about 150 years ago, Amanda has no idea what to expect. She certainly doesn't expect the charming Malcolm, who is the spitting image of James. She also doesn't expect to find such a disparity between James' version of his death and his cousin, Archibald's account. Amanda begins to suspect that James is not quite the hero he has made himself out to be. And, as she falls in love with Malcolm, she knows that she will have to find a way to exorcise James - or join him in the afterlife...
This was a very entertaining paranormal mystery with great characters and a wonderful setting. I enjoyed learning about the Scottish regiments based in Virginia during the Revolutionary War and about that time period in general. The author has a knack for slipping historical background information into the story without boring the reader, which was wonderful.Read more ›
Archeologists discover two-century-old bones in the nearby garden of Melrose House that prove to be the remains of James Grant who was thought to be allegedly buried in Scotland. That is a surprising find, but pales to what happens next to Amanda as the ghost of James visits her and persuades her to uncover the truth about his untimely death. Amanda agrees and travels to Scotland where James is supposedly buried in his ancestral home. As she begins to fall in love with her apparition visitor, Amanda finds herself embroiled in his past that could lead to her present demise.
This engaging paranormal romance contains time travel and suspense elements intertwined seamless to create a dynamite plot. The story line is fun and captivating especially seeing the world through the idealistic eyes of the audacious, adorable Amanda. Lillian Stewart Carl furbishes an engaging tale that entertains readers while enticing the audience to elicit more novels like SHADOWS IN SCARLET and a previous work, MEMORY AND DESIRE, from this talented author.