VELVET by Mary Hooper
Rose 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 is scalding, back-breaking work and Rose is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Rose is noticed by Madame X, a famed medium, who asks Rose to come to work for her. Rose is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejeweled Madame. But soon Rose realizes that Madame X is not all that she says she is, and Rose's very life is in danger.
I recently read a book about Victorian mediums, and was captivated. Though I haven't read Mary Hooper's books before, this seems like the perfect place to start!
Release Date: September 5, 2011