"Fabulous Finale to the Andrew Sisters Trilogy"
Set in 1880, Gemini Andrews is a witch with a unique
ability to see, hear, and actually converse with ghosts.
At the request of her mother and for her own safety Gemini
had suppressed her ability and never told her other two
sisters (each having their own special talents) just how
horrifying her 'gift' could sometimes be. When Captain
Deverell Jansen, returned nine months after Gemini and he
had shared a special kiss, Gemini didn't need psychic
abilities to know he was the only man she would ever love.
But what brought him back into her and her family's life
was news of another sadistic killer who had begun a reign
of terror in a nearby port. A killer whose MO was almost
identical to Jack Poole, the maniacal serial killer who had
terrorized her sisters and whom they thought dead.
If she could speak to the ghost of the murdered women
Gemini knew she would be able to identify Jack Poole, so
Gemini stows away on Dev's ship. Discovered on board,
Deverell's only chance to save Gemini from her own
ruination, as well as from his superstitious crew is to
marry her at sea. While infinitely attracted to the
stubborn witch, Deverell is plagued with his own secrets
knowing he is not worthy of her love, but will do whatever
he can to save her from his enemies, as well as the evil
spirit that wants to consume her.
*** If you're looking for edge of the seat thrills along
with a huge splash of sensual pleasure you have found
absolute perfection with Jennifer St. Giles SILKEN
SHADOWS. This wonderful historical paranormal is the last
book depicting three sisters gifted with psychic abilities --
abilities that can at times be more of a curse. I read
the first book of the series, missed the second, and now
have finished up with this the third and final book of the
series and will tell you truthfully that this is a complete
stand alone, but -- and this is a big BUT -- you simply must
read the whole series, out of order or any order -- St.
Giles is just that good!
Ms. St. Giles has a beautiful touch in gothic prose that
reminds me of some of my very first and favorite gothic
romance authors i.e. Victoria Holt and Daphne duMaurier.
Only with the current times she has added in new twists and
unabashed sensuality that will make you tingle in all those
private places, and an absolutely horrid evil serial killer
who will set your teeth on edge.
Gemini is somewhat likened to the Ghostwhisper of
television fame, but naturally set in a whole different
era, and with a special twist that could kill her. The
author develops this character making the reader squirm
with dread as well as heady desire. Deverell is also
fashioned well, handsome and sexy with his own personal
baggage, along with his two old salt sidekicks Pierre and
Davey who are fabulous at adding a wonderful comedic bit of
levity to the story.
Believe me, the mystery, the paranormal elements, and the
wonderful romance all add up to this being an outstanding
and highly recommended read that fans and new readers
alike should not miss.
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted February 27, 2008