The House of Velvet and Glass is one of those novels that has it all – mystery, mysticism and mayhem. The story opens in 1915 in Boston. Sibyl Allston is still mourning the loss of her mother and sister on the Titanic three years earlier, and visits a medium in the hopes of reconnecting with her family. In the meantime, her younger brother is suffering in his own way, by dropping out of college and collecting gambling debts that he cannot repay. Their father, Harlan, deals with his loss by keeping to himself.
When an old family friend (and former beau of Sibyl’s) comes back into their lives, he realizes this family needs help in a big way. But what can he do when they are determined to go on living in the past?
Traveling through three different time spans, this sweeping saga will keep you interested all the way until the end!
Read-alike author: Kate Morton