The Mesmerist's Apprentice
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By L.M .Jackson
In this second book of the series Sarah Tanner is still trying to hide a less than respectable past. She’s made a good life for herself working hard to be respectable and is not about to let anyone take that away from her. She's feisty resourceful and truly love-able as she seeks her way in this Victorian world running a tearoom to make ends meet a young patron claims the pies contain horsemeat. Sarah is devastated her business is her means to make ends meet and continue her respectability
Her former love Arthur De Salle comes to ask a favour of her she finds she cannot refuse. His father is dying from a stroke. A nurse who has been seen in a house of ill repute holds sway over his father and Arthur’s mother. Arthur wants Sarah to investigate how this woman is mesmerizing his mother. As she seeks to solve that mystery her past and future collide as she realized the two cases are linked and Sarah is placed in grave danger.
This is a gripping tale that paints a realistic picture of Victorian times and the plight of the poor and the concerns of the wealthy. What a great twist that both concerns should cross each other .
**** 4 stars out of five