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Window on the Square - Phyllis A. Whitney
Window on the Square
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THE SCENE IS NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1870's. A letter summons young Megan Kincaid to the house on Washington Square. In a startling interview the master of the house, Brandon Reid, informs her that he wishes her to devote herself to moody, unbalanced Jeremy, Mrs. Reid's son by her previous husband,... show more
THE SCENE IS NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1870's. A letter summons young Megan Kincaid to the house on Washington Square. In a startling interview the master of the house, Brandon Reid, informs her that he wishes her to devote herself to moody, unbalanced Jeremy, Mrs. Reid's son by her previous husband, Brandon's younger brother Dwight. Dwight Reid's brilliant career as New York District Attorney had been ended by a shocking and tragic accident with a gun--or so the newspapers had claimed--at the hands of this same guilt-ridden child, then aged seven. Against her better judgment, Megan accepts the challenge.

From the beginning Megan feels uneasy in the house; she senses the presence of lurking evil, of mysterious emotional undercurrents, of relationships that are not what they appear to be. She does not know whom to trust--the haughty yet strangely sad beauty, Leslie Reid, or the somber, fascinating master of the house, whose warm voice belies his cold, grave manner. She finds herself irresistibly drawn toward him, and their growing mutual attraction is duly noted by interested members of the household. When Megan realizes fully the extent of her own feelings, she knows she cannot honorably remain in the Reid home. Yet she also knows that if she goes, Jeremy will be left alone in world, irretrievably lost.
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Format: hardcover
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
1.5 Window on the Square -- Don't look too closely. There are too many holes
I started out rating this 2.5 stars, then dropped it back to 2.0. As a book to while away a few hours, it's fine. It's a good page-turner, with multiple entwined mysteries, and I didn't see any obvious give-aways in terms of the ultimate revelation. The ultimate revelation itself, however, is a ...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
How I love to read Gothic Romances. And I am happy to have discovered PAW, who was a wonderful author (and was born in Japan, nonetheless!). I have this book by mere luck; I purchased it by mistake but what a lucky mistake!It is one of those books that you start reading it and cannot put it down. It...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 Window on the Square by Phyllis Whitney
Plot summary, which is necessary to the discussion after the cut: THE SCENE IS NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1870's. A letter summons young Megan Kincaid to the house on Washington Square. In a startling interview the master of the house, Brandon Reid, informs her that he wishes her to devote herself to mo...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Window on the Square
This was one of the first 'adult' books I'd ever read, one of my mothers favorites. I love the story, even though it's not my usual fare. Ms. Whitney does a brilliant job of writing characters that come alive - from the prim and proper Megan, to the mercurial Brandon, and the dark and forbidding G...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Window on the Square
This was one of the first 'adult' books I'd ever read, one of my mothers favorites. I love the story, even though it's not my usual fare. Ms. Whitney does a brilliant job of writing characters that come alive - from the prim and proper Megan, to the mercurial Brandon, and the dark and forbidding Gar...
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