A painting of a beautiful woman…the scent of summer roses…a magnificent home by the sea…and mortal danger.
“There, Miss, that be Ganymede House in the distance,” says the driver of her carriage as newly impoverished Sarah Scott gets her first glimpse of the magnificent house in Yorkshire, England, where she will live as tutor for the two children of widower Oliver Grayson. But, unknown to the young woman, she is about to venture into a bleak home where the children are silent, the master morose, the servants suspicious and the family history forbidding.
And, as she begins to take on the responsibility for the children’s education, Sarah finds herself caught up in the hostile spirit that permeates Ganymede—the portrait of Oliver’s wife, Rosamunda, that is locked away in an unused bedroom; the mysterious scent of roses in rooms where no one has entered; the mystery surrounding Rosamunda’s death, and the banishment of the mother’s imprint on the children and the manor. Slowly, Sarah comes to realize that evil inhabits the house and that she no longer is an outsider to the family—what stalks and touches Ganymede now touches her.
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About the Author
Constance Walker is the author of When the Heart Remembers, One Perfect Springtime, Lost Roses of Ganymede House, among other works of Gothic and modern fiction, including Warm Winter Love (2013), In Time (2014) and The Shimmering Stones of Winter's Light (2015).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book, it was special a older teen could even read it, it has a some spooky parts but there not nightmare parts. It's told in the governess point of view and I liked that too. I would love for it to have been a second book, but the ending was still great. Very entertaining