Haunting Miss Trentwood

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Bright Bird Press, Oct 16, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 254 pages
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It is autumn 1887, and Mary Trentwood, a grieving young woman, has a problem. Mary's father has died after years of her caring for him, and in the middle of his funeral she is horrified to watch his ghost crawl out of his grave.

Mr. Trentwood isn't satisfied with simply haunting his daughter, he provides his fatherly opinions and suggestions whether solicited or not. Mary is left with the decision to pretend she can't see and hear her father, or face the consequences of probable insanity. Meanwhile, she must settle her father's estate, tend to her declining house, and handle her passive-aggressive aunt, Mrs. Durham, with care.

Alexander Hartwell has a problem. His widowed sister has been receiving letters threatening blackmail and harm to her child. After months of searching, he has finally traced the source to the country manor house of grieving Mary Trentwood. Unsure who would want to hurt his sister and nephew, Hartwell allows Mary to believe he is her father's solicitor, arrived to handle the estate paperwork, to allow time for an investigation.

Attraction grows between Mary and Hartwell as they reveal deceptions and uncover unexpected truths in this light-hearted gothic set in the charming countryside of Victorian England.

Haunting Miss Trentwood is Belinda Kroll's second full-length novel, and there is an associated short story, Haunting Miss Trentwood: The Seance.


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User Review  - kaitnolan - LibraryThing

As a general rule, I don't like historicals. I mean, I love Jane Austen, but other than my annual re-reading of Pride and Prejudice, I don't seek them out. I admit to a prejudice against them from ... Read full review

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User Review  - JenniferLane - LibraryThing

Though I adored the movie Sense and Sensibility, I can’t proclaim to be a voracious reader of Jane Austen type books. However, I LOVED this Victorian ghost story!Taking place in 1887 in the English ... Read full review

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Belinda Kroll combines her nerd-love of Victorian history with her passion for storytelling in her young adult Victorian fiction. She dabbles in contemporary fiction via her short stories.

Go to Belinda's website for more about her and her work, including the young adult Victorian fictions Catching the Rose and Haunting Miss Trentwood, her Victorian short story Haunting Miss Trentwood: The Seance, her contemporary short story The Story of Mad Maxine, and other forthcoming publications.

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