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The Castle Of The Shadows

A. M. Williamson

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Page_47">[Pg 47] situation from his hands. The two girls were alone in the great hall, the chapel door still open behind Madeleine Dalahaide, giving her a background of red and purple light from a stained-glass window.

"No," Virginia answered. "If I said that business about the château brought me, it would be merely an excuse. It would make things easier for me in beginning, but—I wish to say to you only things that are really true. I came because—because I want to help you."

The white oval of the other's face was suddenly suffused with scarlet. The dark head was lifted on the slender throat.

"Thank you," she said coldly. "But I am not in need of help. If that is your reason for thinking of buying this house, I beg——"

"But it is not my reason. What can I say that you won't misunderstand? There is one whom you love. Just now you were praying for him in that chapel. I know it. You were praying to God to. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I always have a hard time remembering character names and details by the time I reach the end of a book. So here is a character list before I get it all muddled.

Virginia Beverly: Rich American heiress, who also happens to be beautiful, captivating, kind, and intelligent. Story opens with her on holi

Une histoire avec le charme suranné de l'ancien temps, par moment avec des accents mélodramatiques mais dans l'ensemble captivante.

While the title of the book gives an impression of a horror story ...the story is something quite different . A heiress who acts on a promise given to an acquaintance of a few minutes...a treachery ...an adventure...a chaperone straight out of a Hindi serial who keeps asking questions in her mind an

I generally like a good, melodramatic, improbable story, but this one just didn't do it for me.

This is an older book that I found at an estate sale. I don't do much garagesaleing, but I love going through some of the old books people have to see just how old they are. I don't buy many of them unless they are something I really want to read. A lot are in bad shape! this one is about a rich you

I actually liked this story. It was a nice little turn of the century romance/mystery. Admittedly, Ms. Williamson isn't Iris Johanson or Carla Neggers but she's a capable writer and it was pretty good. All sweet, innocence with a cad in the midst of it. Heroin sees portrait of condemned man and refu