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Demonwood (Candlelight Intrigue, No 523)
Demonwood - Candlelight Intrigue, No 523
Author: Anne Stuart
Demonwood. Its very name sent shivers down her spine. Why had she ever come to this forsaken place in the snow-covered Vermont wilderness? Connell Fitzgerald - Mary said his name and blushed. — Cynical, aloof, Connell was the most strikingly handsome man she had ever seen. Black hair framed his sun-tanned face. His fierce blue eyes pierced her so...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440117742
ISBN-10: 0440117747
Publication Date: 9/1/1979
Pages: 219
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Publisher: Dell Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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Mary Gallagher is ready for a change of scenery. Hearing that her cousin's son needs a governess, Mary appeals to Connell Fitzgerald to hire her. When Connell meets Mary, he is afraid she is cut from the same cloth as his wife, Maeve. But Mary impresses him at the interview and he sends her to live with his son, Daniel, in northern Vermont at his estate called Demonwood. Mary is soon second guessing her decision when she finds the house is haunted, the servants hate her, and there are rumors that Connell killed his first wife and threw her off a cliff.

This book started out like the old-fashioned gothic novels I used to read in high school. There was Mary's jealous cousin, Maeve. Maeve's mysterious husband, Connell. Connell's spinster sister, Lillian, and handsome neighbor Peter who enjoys telling stories about the family. The only person who was half-way normal was the child, Daniel. It was enjoying the story until it turned into the usual 80's romance with an older hero and a young naive heroine who fall in love at the first meeting. Big misunderstandings and a near-rape by the hero made me lose interest very quickly. My rating: 2 Stars.


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