"Historical novel of Love and mystery"
It is 1879, in Denver, Colorado and Alexandra Rose Watson
is young, gawky and about to fall in love with the man of
her dreams - almost literally. Englishman Ross Havenwood,
son of a family friend, comes to visit her father. His
swift actions during a carriage accident soon after his
arrival place him as a 'hero' in Alexandra's mind and her
heart. However, he also centers in her dreams, or more
appropriately, her procognitive visions, some of which are
Almost ten years pass. Alexandra is no longer a wide-eyed
young girl, her beloved father has died and Havenwood has
been named her guardian. He has also purchased her home in
Colorado. Alexandra and her closest friend, Flora, journey
to England to challenge Ross's claim to her life and
property. Ross Havenwood isn't the gentle, courteous young
man she remembers; there's a harder, dangerous edge to him
And then the dreams, the alternately romantic and then
terrifying visions, start again. It's not long before
Alexandra realizes her visions of the murder of prostitutes
mirror newspaper reports of Jack the Ripper's victims.
However, the matter becomes accutely personal when the
sister of one of Ross's servants appears to be the next
victim. It becomes even more personal when Alexandra learns
that Ross has precognitive visions, too. Only in his
dreams, he is Jack the Ripper.
MIDNIGHT ROSE is a love story, a paranormal suspense novel
and a historical novel. Skillfully researched, Ms. Agnew
places the reader not only in the elegant drawing rooms of
London society, but also in it's dankest, foulest back
alleys. She laces the love story of Alexandra and Ross with
passion and tension; Ross Havenwood is a man of several
dark secrets which have the reader questionning, from time
to time, who the real Ross Havenwood is. Agnew secondary
characters add life and vitality to the novel, and also
mystery -- a lecherous lord and a secretive, tempermental
artist add much to the suspense.
A tale of loss and love, deception and desire, MIDNIGHT
ROSE showcases Agnew's talent for creating unforgettable
characters and vivid settings. It's a must-read for
paranormal and historical romance fans.
Reviewed for PNR Reviews by: Author Linnea Sinclair
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 4, 2003
A woman with secret powers and wishes.
A man haunted by nightmares and his desires.
A slayer without remorse.
American, Alexandra Watson, travels to London as Ross
Havenwood's ward, and her empathic abilities tell her that
shadows haunt Ross and the city that becomes her new home.
When a killer stalks the streets, Alexandra dreams of
death, and she is compelled to shelter a young servant who
harbors a deadly secret.
Ross will challenge a relentless menace to learn the
truth and fight a desire for Alexandra that burns his
soul. Someone is killing prostitutes in the East End, and
as Alexandra and Ross draw closer to the identity of the
murderer, they realize the executioner knows who they are...