The Writing’s On The Wall: Mad Miss Mimic

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels.

Title Mad Miss Mimic
Author Sarah Henstra
Pages 272 Pages
Genre Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Publisher Penguin Canada
Published May 5th, 2015
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London, 1872 – Seventeen-year-old heiress Leonora Somerville is preparing to be presented to upper-class society – again. She’s strikingly beautiful and going to be very rich, but Leo has a problem money can’t solve: A curious speech disorder causes her to stutter and also allows her to imitate other people’s voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her “Mad Miss Mimic” behind her back…and watch as Leo unintentionally scares off one potential husband after another.

London is a city gripped by opium fever. Leo’s brother-in-law, Dr. Dewhurst, and his new business partner, Francis Thornfax, are front-runneds in the race to patent an injectable form of the drug. Friendly, forthright, and, as a bonus, devastatingly handsome, Thornfax seems immune to the gossip about Leo’s “madness”. But their courtship is endangered from the start. The mysterious Black Glove opium gang is setting off explosives across the city. The street urchins Dr. Dewhurst treats are dying of overdoses. And then there is Tom Rampling, the working-class boy Leo can’t seem to get off her mind.

As the violence closes in around her, Leo must find the links among the Black Glove’s attacks, Tom’s criminal past, the doctor’s dangerous cure, and Thornfax’s political ambitions. But first, she must find her voice.

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Romantic Vintage Flowers and Zenghi whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

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