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In Victorian London, orphaned Velvet leaves her backbreaking job in a steam laundry for the mysterious and exciting world of famed spiritualist Madame Savoya, who harbors dangerous secrets.
ISBN: 9781599909127
Characteristics: 323 pages ;,23 cm.


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Nov 27, 2016

This was an amazing book, it had some moments where I was literally pulling my hair out screaming why. I really do not want to ruin this book for any future readers, so I will just say two things, one be patience with Velvet there will be times where you think she is an idiot but there are times where you are an idiot too. Two, you will love and hate the ending so be prepared.

I recommended this book for people who like books about spiritualism (not supernatural), and historical fiction.

Nov 15, 2013

Loved the surprise plot twist!

Jennifer Rollin
Jan 29, 2012

Rather good and interesting novel but dragged in some places. Love George and Velvet!


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Jennifer Rollin
Jan 29, 2012

Velvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry's work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet's very life is in danger . . .

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