Mistress of Mellyn

Mistress of Mellyn

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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...

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1960.
ISBN: 9780312384159
Characteristics: 334 p. ;,22 cm.


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rberardinelli Sep 06, 2016

If you're looking for a good Gothic, try this.

athompson10 Aug 08, 2016

Ticks all the boxes on the classic romance: the brooding master of the remote manor, the mysterious death of the first wife, the almost-mute child who might hold the key to the questions, the penniless but attractive heroine who arrives on the scene. Somehow this one has all the elements but is not as well written or compelling as the author's other early works.

EuSei Jan 27, 2016

I am not a fan of Jean Plaidy (Eleanor Hibbert ), yet I enjoyed this book very much. She made heroine at times a bit too "modern" for the time-frame of the story, but did not compromise the development of the story.

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EuSei Jan 27, 2016

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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