logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Mistress of Mellyn - Victoria Holt
Mistress of Mellyn
by: (author)
4.00 10
To become a governess was the only course open to a sensitive, lonely Victorian girl. But tempestuous, attractive Martha hated the idea. When she first met the arrogant Con TreMellyn and his resentful daughter in their cold, brooding Cornish house, she understood why her predecessors had left. ... show more
To become a governess was the only course open to a sensitive, lonely Victorian girl. But tempestuous, attractive Martha hated the idea. When she first met the arrogant Con TreMellyn and his resentful daughter in their cold, brooding Cornish house, she understood why her predecessors had left.

As Martha listened to the innuendo in the conversations of neighbours and servants she became aware that the house held dark secrets...only her love for the child made her stay, made her try to solve the mysteries which shrouded their lives in tragedy and solitary gloom - But even as she searched, she was drawn nearer to the danger which threatened her innocent life...
show less
Format: mass market paperback
Publisher: Fontana Books
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Mistress of Mellyn
I picked this up at a local church book sale over the weekend on a whim - I'd read and enjoyed one other Victoria Holt book, was interested in reading more, and the book synopsis sounded good. It sounded, in fact, similar to a favorite Phyllis A. Whitney book Window on the Square. Indeed, the fir...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Mistress of Mellyn
This was a great book. At times it was a bit slow, which was the only reason why I gave it 4.5 stars. If the flow had been improved it would have been a five star book. The main character Martha (Marty) Leigh comes to Mount Mellyn after not managing to secure a proposal. She is going to the governes...
Rane Aria
Rane Aria rated it
3.0 Mistress of Mellyn
2.5 Stars This happen to be one of those books with great writing that pulls one in, but not enough substance to truly make it shine. For a Gothic romance it had the spooky house, strange happenings and the broody hero. That was about it. Most of the events were pretty much everyday things, with ...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 The corrosive effect of female ambition
There is basically a straight line from Jane Eyre to Rebecca by du Maurier, to Victoria Holt. When I was just a girl, it was the 1970's, a time of great change. The first wave of feminism - concerned with legal/structural barriers to inequality like suffrage and property rights - had largely ende...
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it
2.0
I almost want to give it that third star, but the melodrama didn't really start until three quarters of the way through. Before the fun stuff was a bunch of occasional musing on Martha's part about Alice, and no real searching. And I have no idea why Connan was such a catch. He was a jerk, Martha di...
Other editions (22)
Books by Victoria Holt
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?