For 201 years, Ursal Seagrave has been
waiting at Seaton Court. She really had no choice in the
matter. Another witch has killed her lover, Cadman, stolen
her powers and turned her into a stone statue. Now horror
writer Remington Chase has purchased and is renovating
Seaton Court. But he wants to leave the gardens just as they
are. They are the reason he bought the estate in the first
place. Remington has always been drawn to the 32 statues,
especially the woman reclining on a bench in the south
garden. She was the inspiration for his very first
story and has fueled more than few of his sexual fantasies.
On a whim, Remington changes the words to a spell and
suddenly finds himself with a very cold but very much alive
naked woman in his arms. And did she call him Cadman?
Garden of Stone was perfect for a few hours
reading one weekend for me. While Ursal and Remington do
heat up a few rooms in the old house, my favorite character
is Remington’s best friend Kresley who also happens to be
the decorator for the renovations of the estate. She won’t
stay at the house after dark because it gives her creepy
feelings and she tells him no uncertain terms that if she
walks in and finds him dead, she’s kicking him in the bum.
She’s such a good friend. I like Ms Barron’s style and
imagination and this was a very nice get away before the
busy weekend dragged me back in.