Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

Mistress of MellynThis is the second Victoria Holt I have read. As I expected, Mistress of Mellyn is similar to The Shivering Sands. However, I still couldn’t put it down because you don’t know who the bad guy is until the last part.

In both books, the heroines are in the role of teachers; the men of the house have questionable characters; the heroines hate the master at first, think Pride and Prejudice); they fall in love and lived happily ever after.

What kept it interesting is that in each story the heroines face different challenges. Also, her use of non-human characters-the archaeological dig site in The Shivering Sands, the horse riding/houses in Mistress of Mellyn, not only moves the stories along, you learn something interesting on the way.