The Wizard's Daughter Author:Barbara Michaels Young Marianne Ransom is astonishing for her beauty, intelligence, and courageous spirit, all of which she needs to help her survive as an orphan on the streets of Victorian London. Soon, her trusting naivete leads her to the luxurious mansion of a wealthy duchess. There she gets a strange visit from the ghost of her dead father, a renowned magi... more »cian with great powers who warns her of a deadly trap. Meanwhile, Marianne discovers her own gift that will have unexpected consequences not only for her, but for those around her: psychic powers.« less
What a great book! I thought this would be a fantasy, but was instead set in 18th? or 19th? century England. I found it to be a fascinating story, complete with crazy royalty, ghosts, romance, and murder.
A young woman's father dies leaving her penniless in the 1700s in England. Her path leads her to a duchess who believes she may be the long lost daughter of a medium who can contact the spirit world. A quick moving read, lighthearted with nothing serious about it. Pure diversion!