I went on a bit of reading binge recently and caught up with Amanda Quick’s latest books. It was a binge I enjoyed very much, since Amanda Quick remains one of my favorite authors of historical romance and suspense.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much and The Other Lady Vanishes are set in the 1930s which is a nice change.
All the usual Amanda Quick touches are there, from the modern, forward-thinking heroine to the enlightened hero and an element of suspense. I know authors can’t stay in a rut forever, but I do miss Quick’s earlier heroes and more quirky heroines (such as Gideon and Harriet from Ravished, still one of my favorite books).
These new ones are just a little too similar for me to enjoy to the fullest.
On the other hand, having Oliver of The Girl Who Knew Too Much be a magician was different enough to be memorable.
Burning Cove is the link between these two books, and it appears there’s another coming in May. Tightrope looks interesting so I’ll be keeping my eye out for it.
I also read ‘Til Death Do Us Part and it was my favorite of the three. Calista and Trent and the people around them felt more familiar to me than some of the Quick’s newer characters, and I liked that quite a lot.
If you’re a fan, and you haven’t read these yet, they’re worth the time.