Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
That's right, part Rebecca, part Jane Eyre, with hauntings and secrets and strange
children and an arrogant (dare we say brutal?) master who dominates the heart and
imagination of the supremely unsusceptible Martha Leigh, melting her heart with
fiery passion even as the past reaches out to rip her from her new found happiness.
There. How's that for gothic?
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