"engaging Victorian romance"
In 1876 Olivia Moreland works at exposing hoaxes that prey
on the grieving who desperately want to communicate with
loved ones from the great beyond. During a sťance, she
gets up to debunk the latest fraud, but Lord Stephen St.
Leger stops her, thinking she is the fake. Once the air is
cleared, both are tossed out as skeptics. Before Olivia
leaves for home, she gives him her business card stating
she is an Investigator of Psychic Phenomena. Stephen
indiscreetly labels her as a member of the "mad" Morelands.
Not long afterward, Stephen hires Olivia to unmask a so
called psychic taking advantage of his mother still
mourning the loss of her oldest son. His sister-in-law is
too selfish to help and mostly hinders Stephen and Olivia's
efforts. As Olivia tries to prove fraud, Stephen and she
fall in love with one another though she believes he still
loves his deceased sibling's wife.
This engaging Victorian romance will please readers who
appreciate a spunky young woman, a hunk of a hero, a touch
of the supernatural (perhaps) and a pinch of suspense. The
duo shares in common a healthy skepticism and a growing
attraction. The entertaining story line leads to fans
MESMERIZED by Candace Camp's fun historical.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 31, 2003