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Brownstone Gothic by Elizabeth Shenkin
This was very well done. A young widow, along with her son, is invited to the home of her husband's relatives to be a companion to her cousin. Some disturbing things happen to the cousin and the widow soon discovers that she is being used as a scapegoat and manipulated due to her dependent status.

I enjoyed this one for several reasons. First, it was historical. It takes place in New York at the turn of the 20th century. Secondly, the characters are not stiff or too stereotyped. There were actually two heroines in this one. Although I could guess who were the "bad guys" in this one, there were a few surprises as well.

I'll give this one an "A".
Thanks for this review. I'm adding this one to my tbr list.

I enjoy 19th and early 20th century settings best, so this caught my attention.

Have you read any more by this author?

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