Orphaned Crispin Thorne has been taken as ward by Philip Smallwood, a man he's never met, and is transplanted from his private school to Smallwood's house on an island on the beautiful but coldly remote, Horsey Mere in Norfolk. Upon his arrival, he finds that he's not the only young man given a fresh start. Myles Graham, and Jude Middleton are there before him, and as their benefactor is away, they soon form alliances and friendships, as they speculate on why they've been given this new life. Who is Philip Smallwood? Why has he given them such a fabulous new life? What secrets does the house hold-and what is it that the Doctor seems to know?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - silversurfer - LibraryThing
Orphaned Crispin Thorne has been taken as ward by Philip Smallwood, a man he’s never met, and is transplanted from his private school to Smallwood’s house on an island on the beautiful but coldly ... Read full review
Review: Mere MortalsUser Review - Jamie Fessenden - Goodreads
Excellent Gothic novel reminiscent of "Jane Eyre" or "Rebecca". The romance is a bit of a slow burn, and the sex scenes are somewhat abstract, but they aren't really why I read the novel. I was ... Read full review