The Unseen Guest
A Novel by Maryrose Wood
2012 / 340 Pages
In 2010, Maryrose Wood introduced us to The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place – Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia. These three children were discovered by Lord Frederick Ashton running wild and unaccompanied in the Ashton Place woods. The children were unofficially adopted by Frederick and his wife, Constance, and Miss Penelope Lumley was hired to serve as the children’s governess. Since the arrival of the wild, wolf-like children (they are known to howl, bark, and scratch), strange things have been happening at Ashton Place.
In the third installment of Maryrose Wood’s enchanting little series, Miss Lumley is certain that someone means to harm the children. After receiving a strange and ominous message from a soothsayer, she is more protective than ever of her three wards. When Frederick’s mother visits with a prospective fiance, Admiral Faucet, the household is thrown into disarray and Penelope and the Incorrigibles are thrust into all sorts of adventurous situations, such as a seance and a very revealing ostrich-hunting expedition. In the meantime, some very mysterious events occur that lead the young governess to believe that the children are in immediate danger and must be protected……but from whom? Or what?