After his fiancee left him at the altar to marry his brother, Maxmillian Burke wanted to be left alone. Moving from busy London to Cadgwyck Manor in Cornwall seemed like a good idea. But when he arrives, he finds the estate is run down, the servants are lazy, and the nearby villagers claim there is a ghost. Housekeeper Anne Spencer wastes no time telling Max about the death of the beautiful Angelica who is said to haunt the manor. While Max sees Angelica's portrait and is intrigued by the story, it is his housekeeper that makes him want to give love another chance.
Anne and her staff are determined to drive Max out of the house, just like they did with the previous Lords of the Manor. They purposely grind dirt into the carpets, leave a layer of dust on every surface, and try to make life very uncomfortable. But Max doesn't complain about the dingy manor house or the food that is unappetizing. And he finds the ghost the haunts the manor gives him something more to think about in his dreary life.
I thought the story had some enjoyable moments, mostly from the antics of the servants. But the pace of this book is so slow it almost put me to sleep. My rating: 3 Stars.
A totally fun read. I gave it three stars for entertainment. No treachery; no betrayals; just a fun story.