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Mira, Oct 2003, 6.99, 416 pp.
ISBN: 1551667290

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 séance, 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.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   investigating theft/fraud

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on 3 in a l-triangle How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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