Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what bout its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded? As she approached the sprawling mansion towering above the cliffs of Cornwall, an odd chill of apprehension overcame her. TreMellyn's young daugher, Alvean, proved as spoiled and difficult as the three governesses before Martha had discovered. But it was the girl's father whose cool, arrogant demeanor unleashed unfimiliar sensations and turmoil--even as whispers of past tragedy and present danger begin to insinuate themselves into Martha's life. Powerless against her growing desire for the enigmatic Connan, she is drawn deeper into family secrets--as passion overpowers reason, sending her head and heart spinning. But though evil lurks in the shadows, so does love--and the freedom to find a golden promise forever...
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“Gothic romance thriller which out-thrills and out-gothics most.” Evening Standard
“For a good escapist read Victoria Holt never disappoints.” Netta Martin, Annabel
“Women of all ages with a vestige of romance in their make-up will devour this in a bite!” Everywoman
“It is superb storytelling…It is utterly compulsive…I must heartily recommend it.” Alex Stuart, John O’London’s
“Within the limitations of this particular type of story, Miss Holt’s books seems to have exactly the right qualities.” Eastern Daily Press
“It reads so freshly that I recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance, mysterious, clean and quite entertaining. She captures the air of the Cornish coast and the Victorian way of life of the landed gentry.” Yorkshire Evening Post
“A highly readable novel of suspense and intrigue.” Oxford MailAbout the Author:
Born Eleanor Alice Burford, Victoria Holt was one of Britain's most prolific writers of historical romance. Always determined to keep her birth date and private life a closely guarded secret Holt wrote under many pseudonyms – Jean Plaidy was one of her most popular, and was created when she lived near Plaidy Beach in Cornwall. Having written over ninety historical romances, she then began a new series of Gothic romances, the first of which, Mistress of Mellyn, appeared in 1961.
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Book Description Fontana, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006151817