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Second Sight - Amanda Quick
Second Sight
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In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society’s prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected... show more
In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society’s prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist. And the alchemist’s descendant - her employer, Mr. Gabriel Jones - had the eyes of a sorcerer . . . After a night to remember, Venetia is prepared to cherish the memories of her romantic encounter and move on, but she is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jones’s death in the papers. As a private tribute to her one-time lover, she adopts the name “Mrs. Jones” and the guise of a respectable widow, and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to “see” beyond her subjects and capture that quality in her photography makes her photographs highly prized. But her romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the bonds that tie them together include more than just the memory of passion; Venetia’s special “double vision” has caught the attention of someone Mr. Jones is tracking - someone who will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the “wife” of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key. Now, as she introduces Gabriel about town as her miraculously back-from-the-dead “husband,” Venetia must join him in a perilous quest to track down a dangerous opponent who manages to stay one step ahead. As they explore the darker, wilder underbelly of the modern, scientific Victorian world, they must see through society’s illusions - or this time, Gabriel Jones may not be coming from the dead, and neither may Mrs. Jones.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780515142808 (0515142808)
ASIN: 515142808
Publisher: Jove
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
Series: The Arcane Society (#1)
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Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it
3.5 Quick Thoughts: Second Sight
Second Sight by Amanda Quick Book 1 of Arcane Society Financially straitened and on the path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the artifact...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it
3.0 Second Sight (The Arcane Society #1) by Amanda Quick
All of Amanda Quick’s romances follow basically the same pattern, which gets tedious. However, since I hadn’t read one of her books in a long time, I enjoyed this one more than I had expected. Second Sight is no exception to Quick’s trademark writing as far as romance is concerned – by the way, in...
helenliz
helenliz rated it
2.0 Second Sight (The Arcane Society, Book 1)
This is, to my mind, one of Ms Quick's lesser works. Seems like most of the characters in here have some kind of psychic or paranormal power and I find that just plain silly. Take that element out and make it a tale of a secret society and a secret formula, and it might just work. Not to say that Ga...
Lynn Spencer - All About Romance
Lynn Spencer - All About Romance rated it
3.0 Second Sight (Arcane Society Series #1)
I know the Arcane Society series has been going strong for a few years, so I thought I'd give it a try. I really loved some of Amanda Quick's historicals back when I was in high school and college (I still have happy memories of sneak-reading Seduction on the school bus), but this book just didn't q...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Second Sight
Ipigenia is a spinster who has resigned herself to a life of being a companion or assisting in a relatives house. When she gets a chance for a break in London when a friend invites her to a wedding and a visit with her. She takes the opportunity but when she takes a break in an inn she ends up quara...
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