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Mistress of Mellyn - Victoria Holt
Mistress of Mellyn
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781607516231 (1607516233)
ASIN: 1607516233
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
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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
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...
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