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Shadows in Scarlet

Shadows in Scarlet

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"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! I'm already amusing myself trying to cast the movie. "
Lois McMaster Bujold

"Lillian Stewart Carl is a captivating writer who offers delight and insight as well as goose bumps. Shadows in Scarlet's 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

"Shadows in Scarlet is definitely read-worthy, with snappy dialogue, well-developed characters, and a real nifty-nasty twist to the plot. I don't think Lillian will have any trouble garnering devoted readers with this gracious story. "
Anne McCaffrey

"Lillian's 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

Shadows in Scarlet

Amanda Witham sees her new job at an eighteenth-century house as a career move, just part of the history business, nothing personal. Then archaeologists find a man's skeleton buried in the garden behind the house.

That night James Grant's ghost introduces himself to her. And a handsome and charming ghost he is, in the tartan kilt and scarlet coat of King George's Highland Regiment. Suddenly Amanda finds history to be up close and very personal indeed.

Like many handsome and charming men, James puts Amanda in a difficult position. She can hardly tell her friends and co-workers of her hands-on original source. And yet she promises James she'll reveal the truth about his death - just as soon as she figures out what the truth is.

So why was he buried in the garden when eighteenth-century records say he died in battle?

Amanda's quest begins in Colonial Williamsburg and ends at James's ancestral castle in Scotland, which, she discovers, is still very much in the family. But nothing, not time and space, not illusion and reality, not love and death, turns out to be what she anticipated. And when James's past finally catches up with her present, Amanda finds her future held at sword's point.

There's more than one glint of scarlet in the shadows of the past - and in the shadows of the heart as well. Shadows in Scarlet is stunning. Lillian has an uncanny ability to charm her readers with a hypnotic plot and a delightful romp through otherworldly events, cast with an intrepid heroine, a cunning ghost, a strong and seductive hero, and many more memorable characters. The story is smashing, the ending exciting! Pure magic! - Robyn Carr, Deep in the Valley

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Hardback Editions

June 2001 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Shadows in Scarlet
Author(s): Lillian Stewart Carl
ISBN: 1-58715-375-0 / 978-1-58715-375-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Shadows in Scarlet
Author(s): Lillian Stewart Carl
ISBN: 0-8095-5661-8 / 978-0-8095-5661-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2001 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Shadows in Scarlet
Author(s): Lillian Stewart Carl
Publisher: Wildside Press
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