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Twisted Knickers Publications (November 27, 2009)
Paperback 134 pages Copyright © 2007.
ISBN-13: 978-0982214534
Fiction » Literary, Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary

Book Description: His beloved Joliette had long ago stopped living. Yes, death had them both, but even in death, passion knows no bounds. She would love him in the end, for it was just in her nature ~ to love the dead.

Antiquity follows French Archeologists Joliette Deneauve and Olivier Botton as they grapple with the mystic implications of a discovery hidden deep within the Siberian Mountains. As Joliette faithfully pursues her scientific objectives, she becomes bewitched by the spirit of a long dead God-King. Fantasy. Reality. The land of the living and the land of the dead. Faith blurs the lines between. Can Joliette trust in Botton, trust in her own heart, or will her obsession with death draw her farther into the darkness beyond? Read Chapter 1


Strong, multifaceted female protagonist. The mystique of the ancient world certainly creates an alluring draw to the more benign subject matter, and Gardner’s eloquent prose never falters. — BreeniBooks

A love story not to be missed. — ReaderViews

Sometimes it is just about faith. Great Story! — LLBR

Nicely written. — MrsGiggles

The beauty of the words often had me stopping to re-read sentences. This is not a long book but it is one to be savored.  BookAddict at — Amazon 

Gardner’s innovative narration, her poetic style and her respect for the mysterious, makes The Splendor of Antiquity stand well above mass-produced romance novels. Very well executed, professional layout and design, an original and refreshing voice. — Barnes and Noble