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Mistress of Mellyn Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned But what about its master Connan TreMellyn Was Martha Leigh s new employer as romantic as his name sounded As she approached the sprawling mansion towering above the cliffs of Cornwall, an odd chill of apprehension overcame her TreMellyn s young daugher, Alvean, proved as spoiled and difficult as the three governesses before Martha had discovered But it was the girl s father whose cool, arrogant demeanor unleashed unfamiliar sensations and turmoil even as whispers of past tragedy and present danger begin to insinuate themselves into Martha s life Powerless against her growing desire for the enigmatic Connan, she is drawn deeper into family secrets as passion overpowers reason, sending her head and heart spinning But though evil lurks in the shadows, so does love and the freedom to find a golden promise forever Free Read Mistress of Mellyn [ By ] Victoria Holt [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. The Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt is a 1960 publication Everyone knows I am a huge fan of these old Gothic suspense novels and love to collect the old paperbacks.Those covers are just fantastic Victoria Holt s name is nearly synonymous with this genre and she was quite prolific As such, I m still hunting down some of her harder to find books and haven t come close to reading all of her novels So, it s fun to pull one of these off the shelf and lose myself in a different time, despite The Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt is a 1960 publication Everyone knows I am a huge fan of these old Gothic suspense novels and love to collect the old paperbacks.Those covers are just fantastic Victoria Holt s name is nearly synonymous with this genre and she was quite prolific As such, I m still hunting down some of her harder to find books and haven t come close to reading all of her novels So, it s fun to pull one of these off the shelf and lose myself in a different time, despite the datedness of some of these stories They are often a representation of a simpler time, in the days when the suspense wasreliant on atmosphere and dialogue, and the romance was about as chaste as it comes Holt s books may be true the era of time in which ...

  2. Mistress of Mellyn is one of Victoria Holt s old gothic romantic suspense novels, published in 1960 It s the quintessential governess in peril falling in love with someone above her station plot It s a pretty good, old fashioned novel of its type, one of the better Victoria Holt novels I ve read here and there over the years.Martha Marty Leigh is an impoverished gentlewoman forced to become a governess due to her circumstances She takes a job in Cornwall, a corner of England that, I was s Mistress of Mellyn is one of Victoria Holt s old gothic romantic suspense novels, published in 1960 It s the quintessential governess in peril falling in love with someone above her station plot It s a pretty good, old fashioned novel of its type, one of the better Victoria Holt novels I ve read here and there over the years.Martha Marty Leigh is an impoverished gentlewoman forced to become a governess due to her circumstances She takes a job in Cornwall, a corner of England that, I was surprised to learn, actually has a subtropical climate palm trees Her duty is to teach and care for the obstinate, emotionally neglected daughter of a widowed master of the mansion, Connan TreMellyn Connan s w...

  3. I read a lot of Holt in my teens, then they started to feel both gloom laden and like they had come off a production line, so I stopped I reread another favourite and while I didn t love it so much this time round, I rounded the book up to 4 for old times sake The Mistress of Mellyn, the first Holt I read although I had read plenty of her Jean Plaidy titles and the first one she wrote, has stood the test of time and I am happy to award 5.This books succeeds in so many areas, the Cornwal I read a lot of Holt in my teens, then they started to feel both gloom laden and like they had come off a production line, so I stopped I reread another favourite and while I didn t love it so much this time round, I rounded the book up to 4 for old times sake The Mistress of Mellyn, the first Holt I read although I had read plenty of her Jean Plaidy titles and the first one she wrote, has stood the test of time and I am happy to award 5.This books succeeds in so many areas, the Cornwall setting, the era I prefer my Gothics to be Victorian the faint air of menace and unease, an attractive hero There is also just a faint hint of sexual tension The biggest plus for me is the complex character of Martha Lewis Forced by family circumstances and her own gentility to become a governess, Mart...

  4. This is one of those cases where the star rating is based on my memory of how much pleasure the book gave me when I read it as a young girl Not sure how it holds up to contemporary scrutiny Having just reread this book to see how it holds up I have this to say about it The writing style is pedestrian This is evidently Victoria Holt s first book and I will be curious to see if the style improves.However, I still like the story a lot The characters, setting, menace, use of location, This is one of those cases where the star rating is based on my memory of how much pleasure the book gave me when I read it as a young girl Not sure how it holds up to contemporary scrutiny Having just reread this book to see how it holds up I have this to say about it The writing style is pedestrian This is evidently Victoria Holt s first book and I w...

  5. Wow I did not remember that What a great read I am still thinking about this book after finishing yesterday This was really good I know I read it as a teen My mom had all those Victoria Holt s from the Doubleday Book Club I remember this title quite well And I read all of her books when she finished I just don t remember any of this story Great characters and setting Oh so gothic I really enjoyed it quite a lot So atmospheric I didn t like Marty at all until about halfway thru She Wow I did not remember that What a great read I am still thinking about this book after finishing yesterday This was really good I know I read it as a teen My mom had all those Victoria Holt s from the Doubleday Book Club I remember this title quite well And I read all of her books when she finished I just don t remember any of this story Great characters and setting Oh so gothic I really enjoyed it quite a lot So atmospheric I didn t like Marty at all until about halfway thru She was annoying at times Her whole don t look down on me bc I am just a governess attitude was tiring But, I might would have felt acted the same way back in the day Midway thruthe danceawwww, I could picture it I wish this had been made into a movie It would make a really great one Wonderful ending Big smile on my face I love the way the conflict was resolved on this one I sat outside on a Sunday afternoon in the sun and read mo...

  6. I wasn t at all sure that Victoria Holt was my sort of author, but I had to give a gothic romance set in Cornwall the benefit of the doubt And when I read the opening words I was so glad that I didThere are two courses open to a gentlewoman when she finds herself in penurious circumstances, my Aunt Adelaide had said One is to marry, and the other is to find a post in keeping with her gentility As the train carried me through the wooded hills and past green meadows, I was taken this seco I wasn t at all sure that Victoria Holt was my sort of author, but I had to give a gothic romance set in Cornwall the benefit of the doubt And when I read the opening words I was so glad that I didThere are two courses open to a gentlewoman when she finds herself in penurious circumstances, my Aunt Adelaide had said One is to marry, and the other is to find a post in keeping with her gentility As the train carried me through the wooded hills and past green meadows, I was taken this second course partly, I suppose, because I had never had an opportunity of trying the former. Martha Leigh known to her family and friends as Marty was travelling on the same journey that I have made many times in real life and a few times in print too She was travelling through Somerset, through Devon, and across Mr Brunel s bridge into the Duchy of Cornwall I liked her She was sensible, she...

  7. I grew up buying gothic mysteries by the bagful They are suspenseful and sometimes eerie What I tire of is helplessness a maiden dependent on residency in an unwelcome place What a refreshing change, to discover Victoria Holt s 1960, Mistress Of Mellyn , broke that mould I am surprised there were readers who didn t notice that I give five stars for delight and originality, in the genre I know well, which seldom deviates Most appear to have missed that Martha Leigh has a good life with he I grew up buying gothic mysteries by the bagful They are suspenseful and sometimes eerie What I tire of is helplessness a maiden dependent on residency in an unwelcome place What a refreshing change, to discover Victoria Holt s 1960, Mistress Of Mellyn , broke that mould I am surprised there were readers who didn t notice that I give five stars for delight and originality, in the genre I know well, which seldom deviates Most appear to have missed that Martha Leigh has a good life with her sister and aunt and CHOSE to seek employment.She is no inferior She is comfortable and likes the housekeeper, Grandmother of an orphaned girl As Martha s employers befriend her, they have to urge her to join them for suppers and soirees She c...

  8. 3.5 for Retro ReadsThere are two courses open to a gentlewoman when she finds herself in penurious circumstances, my Aunt Adelaide had said One is to marry, and the other to find a post in keeping with her gentility I d never heard of Victoria Holt but this gothic romantic story was full of suspense The plot follows the well known plight of the governess, having to find a position to survive, finding such role only to realise that all is not as it seems Martha Leigh, vicar daughter with 3.5 for Retro ReadsThere are two courses open to a gentlewoman when she finds herself in penurious circumstances, my Aunt Adelaide had said One is to marry, and the other to find a post in keeping with her gentility I d never heard of Victoria Holt but this gothic romantic story was full of suspense The plot follows the well known plight of the governess, having to find a position to survive, finding such role only to realise that all is not as it seems Martha Leigh, vicar daughter with no prospect of marr...