Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Lady of Spirit” as Want to Read:
Lady of Spirit
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Lady of Spirit

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Left alone and penniless in London's lower depths, Miss Victoria Dawkins could not afford to refuse the Earl of Clune's offer to become a governess on his estate. But Victoria was unprepared for the danger that awaited her at the manor, when the vengeful ghost of a scandalous past sought her as its victim.
Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 7th 1986 by Signet
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Lady of Spirit, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Lady of Spirit

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 80)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Elen
Jul 11, 2014 Elen rated it liked it
It started real great.. and then went downhill. The ending was somewhat poignant and touching, but the whole story after they removed from London to the hall was, well, insipid, I flipped through the pages. It was my second read anyway, I wasn't missing much. It's surprising how the whole story degenerated, it's almost like two different authors wrote it. It was so witty, every sentences leaping off the page to portray the bustle of london slum and the fair (both in looks and morality) miss dawk ...more
penelopewanders
Dec 19, 2008 penelopewanders rated it really liked it
So far enjoying this a lot, but very struck by the similarity with another by her, I think - innocent young woman trying to defend her innocence albeit living on the edge, hurt (in this case ill) and taken in to the nobleman's household, along with children she is taking care of...Was it Surrender to Love or the Disguise of Love or one of those I'm thinking of?
At anyrate Layton's writing is wonderful, so even if the plot is not brand new, it's still a terrific read.
UPDATE
After this very similar
...more
Jennifer
Sep 09, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Starts off with some snappy scenes, but meanders and bogs down with randomness about halfway through and never quite recovers.
Laura
Heroine was very boring. I also wasn't expecting it to be so old fashioned and gothic, Edith Layton does span a few different styles and I like her newer stuff much better.
Frances
May 09, 2010 Frances rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency
I learned that I really like her books!
Polo
Polo marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2016
zebroshyennie
zebroshyennie marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2016
Susie Felber
Susie Felber rated it it was amazing
Jun 13, 2016
Nathalie Michaud
Nathalie Michaud marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2016
Lettetia
Lettetia rated it really liked it
Oct 12, 2015
Rachel
Rachel rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2015
Susan
Susan rated it liked it
Aug 10, 2015
Skwadd
Skwadd added it
Apr 20, 2015
Netanella
Netanella marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
Missy
Missy rated it really liked it
Feb 07, 2015
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Sep 28, 2014
Linda
Linda marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2016
Lori
Lori rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2014
ARomanceLover
ARomanceLover marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2016
Desi Alonso
Desi Alonso marked it as to-read
Jun 20, 2014
Malin
Malin added it
May 07, 2014
KU2
KU2 rated it it was ok
Jun 06, 2016
Karen
Karen rated it liked it
Apr 08, 2014
Theresa Depiano
Theresa Depiano rated it it was amazing
Jan 23, 2015
Grace
Grace added it
Feb 26, 2014
Karate1kid
Karate1kid rated it really liked it
Feb 12, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
74459
Edith Layton wrote her first novel when she was ten. She bought a marbleized notebook and set out to write a story that would fit between its covers. Now, an award-winning author with more than thirty novels and numerous novellas to her credit, her criteria have changed. The story has to fit the reader as well as between the covers.

Graduating from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in c
...more
More about Edith Layton...

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »