Gothic Romance

Friday Reads: Gothic Fun With SEA OF SECRETS

Friday, October 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

When I met Amanda DeWees at this year’s Moonlight and Magnolias in Atlanta, I was charmed. The more we chatted,  I saw that we had a lot in common, namely a love for storytelling and a deep love of Shakespeare. When I read the back of her novel SEA OF SECRETS, I knew I had to have it. Then, when she told me it was a loose re-telling of Hamlet set in Gothic, Victorian England, I pulled out my money.

I opened the novel once I was home, settled in bed with a cup of tea…and I could not put it down. I was immediately drawn in, and even though I know the story of Hamlet like the back of my hand, I was transported into the Victorian world of Oriel and Herron, wondering if this time, Ophelia and Hamlet might make it after all.

I won’t spoil it for you…download it and see for yourself…


Sea of Secrets

Amanda Dewees Website

SEA OF SECRETS: WINNER of the 2012 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Award in mystery!

FINALIST in the 2013 Maggie Awards historical category!
Can I save him from the darkness in his soul–or will it destroy us both? My name is Oriel Pembroke–or was, until my father disowned me. Although he had always despised me, it was not until my beloved brother was killed in the Crimean War that Father cast me out. I had nowhere to turn until I met the former Duchess of Ellsworth, a relative whose existence I had never guessed, who recently scandalized society by remarrying soon after her first husband’s death. At her opulent seaside estate, Ellsmere, I think at first that I may have found a safe haven–but the handsome, fascinating young duke, Herron, believes otherwise. Haunted by the death of his father, he insists that Ellsmere is sheltering a murderer.

I cannot help but fall in love with the duke, but increasingly I fear that his grief and suspicion may be turning to madness. When dangerous accidents start to befall both of us, however, I realize that someone may be trying to stop us from discovering the truth about the past. And when someone from my past comes back into my life, I learn that he may hold the answer to the most horrifying secret of all…

Follow Oriel’s captivating story as it unfolds in Sea of Secrets and see for yourself why this Victorian romantic suspense novel by Amanda DeWees has been so enthusiastically applauded by fans of traditional gothic romance and clean romance alike. Intelligent and courageous, with a dry sense of humor, Oriel is a heroine wise beyond her years yet inexperienced in the ways of the world. You won’t want to miss her thrilling journey through the perils of her new life–and the deadly secrets from the past.

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