Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore.
This book is: unremarkable.
Other elements: class differences, rich people acting badly.
Read it: if you like the idea of very watered down Downton Abbey.
Overall rating: 4.25/10
This book did absolutely nothing for me. From page one, everything that I expected to happen happened. Every character did what I thought they would do for the usual reasons. Nothing stood out as original, remarkable, or noteworthy.
As with many upstairs/downstairs types of stories, Manor of Secrets centered upon a privileged character and her lower class foil. In this case, the privileged character was revoltingly selfish, short-sighted, naive, and stupid. The lower class foil character was less selfish, but even more naive and short-sighted. Serious cases of TSTL all around.The turn-of-the-century manor house setting – which is what drew me in, to be honest – flat entirely flat.