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Lady of Mallow

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  180 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Sarah Mildmay had charmed her way into becoming young Titus Mallow's governess. She was not really a governess. But she alone knew that Blane, the man acting as Lord of Mallow, was not really a lord either. Each was seeking to unmask the other. She thought she knew why she was playing this dangerous double game. But why was Blane? Soon she began to doubt her own claim as ...more
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Published June 12th 1980 by Fawcett (first published 1960)
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In my quest for books like Mary Stewart’s, I think I’ve found another winner. The tone is much the same, and the set-up: there’s inevitably a touch of Nine Coaches Waiting (for me) when the protagonist becomes a governness – but this time, she’s deliberately there as a spy and she has her own motivations. I actually really liked following the twists of this and trying to make my own judgements, and I like that the conclusion wasn’t simple, wasn’t black and white.

I don’t know what it is about thi
Angela Alcorn
Jun 18, 2010 Angela Alcorn marked it as to-read
We own this as part of an anthology, Gothic Treasure Trove:

Gothic Treasure Trove by Reader's Digest
Lorraine Schlienger
Great Gothic Mystery/romance

if you are a fan of this genre you will certainly enjoy this novel. a great relaxing evening read.
I believe Dorothy Eden to be one of the most brilliant authors of this genre. Her books are meticulously researched and offer a deeper and more realistic background.
Gena Lott
Apr 15, 2015 Gena Lott rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
A dramatic, mysterious story similar to Georgette Heyer, without the humor.
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May 18, 2014 Emily rated it liked it
Fluffy, fairly predictable, but fun if you like Gothic romances.
Jun 28, 2015 Melinda rated it liked it
It was okay.
Nov 17, 2016 Debbie rated it liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author but I liked it. Another Gothic romance, it was clean but I read the Reader's Digest version.
Brenda Kellow
Sep 13, 2016 Brenda Kellow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read........

I read this book many years ago. Always loved gothic romances. You won't be able to put it down....... I really enjoyed reading again.
Mar 28, 2016 Jan rated it liked it
Sarah Mildmay is living with her Aunty, she is engaged to a man who is suppose to be the next Lord of Mallow, however an imposter has come to claim the title. Her engagement must be kept a secret while her love travels overseas to find out the truth. Sarah signs on as a Governess to the Pretenders child. However, Sarah finds much amiss, and the Pretend Lady Mallow does not wish the child to have Sarah for the Governess. There is murder and Sarah is in danger. Sarah finds out her fiance may not ...more
Dec 20, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gothic lovers
Good Gothic romance with mystery. A woman is asked to pretend to be a governess to a young boy while her fiancé, who feels he should have inherited the Mallow estate goes to expose Blaine Mallow. Both seem to know the other is an imposter, but there are good twists to the story and it is not easy to figure out the villain until the end.
Lady of Mallow brings my Dorothy Eden reading spree to an end ... I've enjoyed them all, although I think Ravenscroft was my favorite. Unfortunately, Winterwood and Lady of Mallow, which I read back to back, had kind of similar plots and I didn't think Blane Mallow was fleshed out enough.
Dec 20, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Gothic lovers
Good read with a dark castle in Ireland with two handsome men, assorted strange people and a skeleton in the closet all lorded over by an eccentric woman.
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Dorothy Eden was born in 1912 in New Zealand and died in 1982. She moved to England in 1954 after taking a trip around the world and falling in love with the country. She was best known for her many mystery and romance books as well as short stories that were published in periodicals. As a novelist, Dorothy Eden was renowned for her ability to create fear and suspense. This earne
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