Tangled Memories: Gothic Romance

JanScarbrough_TangledMemories_200px“Jan Scarbrough gives romantic suspense a fresh twist…” Teresa Medeiros

After losing his wife, Dr. Alexander Dominican is determined his infant daughter will not grow up motherless as he did. Offering sensible, kind kindergarten teacher Mary Adams a marriage of convenience seems like the perfect solution. The widow’s husband left her with a mountain of debt. For Alex, paying it off is a small price to pay for his daughter’s happiness. Until his sensible new wife begins to lose her mind.

On the day of their marriage, Mary starts having frightening hallucinations of medieval England—visions that feel more like the memories of woman who lived centuries before. More terrifying, someone—or some thing—is stalking the new mistress of Marchbrook Manor. Could it be one of the sinister servants? Or Alex himself? Alex is reawakening hidden desires and longings in Mary, but until she can untangle the web of nightmares and secrets, she can trust no one. Not even Alex.

Alex has no idea he’s unleashing a destiny that’s taken him seven hundred years to fulfill.

If Alex and Mary are to salvage their future, they must first unravel centuries of…Tangled Memories.

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4 Stars Romantic Times Review
I am thrilled to see a revival of the gothic romance. Not only does it have effective gothic elements but also flashbacks to the earlier time made it seem as if I were reading two different stories that paralleled each other. Kathy Boswell

Jane Toombs:
“Not only gothic lovers will find this a marvelous and rewarding read – any reader who enjoys suspense mixed with romance won’t be able to put this book down.”

Patricia Kay:
“Lush, vivid writing. Tone, style and voice are all original and quite wonderful. The mood is nicely maintained, with just enough brooding suspense and Gothic overtones. Reminiscent of Mary Stewart.”

Ms. Scarbrough writes a lovely tale of reincarnation. If you weren’t a believer before reading this story you just make think twice about it after this story. Reviewer Robin at Romancing the Book

Taryn Raye, reviewer: But just suppose for a moment that Love IS eternal…that it transcends time and lasts forever….that two souls, who’ve loved once and deeply, will continue to journey through the fabric of time to find each other…to love each other again and again, because I’d like to believe that…I’d like to believe that “love never dies.”

Black Tulip reviewer: I often complain about the lack of atmosphere in a book but here it was as tangible as you could want. You can feel it, you can even smell it, you are surounded by it. The author has definitely succeeded in creating a true atmosphere mixed with an incredible range of emotions. You cannot help but be touched and moved by it.The two main characters are perfect in their interaction, so believable, so genuine. There is an invisible bond between Mary and Alex and even in her worst moments of doubts and questioning, she is irresistibly dragged back to him like a magnet. You really want to believe in this everlasting love, you need it … and at the end you cannot stop yourself from believing!Without a doubt I recommend it. For myself I can’t wait for her next historical novel. I give this one a 4/5.


RIP Bugsy

aka Munster
May 20, 1992 – July 25, 2011