The Mistress of Trevelyan
by Jennifer St. Giles Pocket Books
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0743486250
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
A dark and brooding mansion, a dark and mysterious master, and a young woman seeking to better her station in life applies here for employment--all the elements for a riveting story. You'll be delighted to find The Mistress of Trevelyan is an exception to the norm for gothic romances and offers much more in the reading. The one chance in her life to realize her dream of being other than a laundress, Ann Lovell seizes it eagerly. The master of the huge old house has to be convinced to hire her in spite of her lack of credentials and decides to give her a trial period as tutor to his two motherless sons. On her first day in the mansion, Ann encounters a variety of strange people including an unseen watcher and the ghost of her employer's wife. She is told by the butler the ghost is not to be mentioned in the house, but is convinced it wasn't a ghost she saw. Several mysteries are woven throughout this tale and each one will keep you reading, leading one into another. And into danger where death awaits. Highly recommended as a romance you'll keep to read again, each time finding something previously missed, an adventure into the darkness of the human mind and into the light of true love.