The Wizard's Daughter

The Wizard's Daughter - Barbara Michaels Not one of Michaels' best, but an entertaining light read, and a very gentle parody of gothic conventions. Marianne finds herself destitute after her wastrel father's death, but is taken up by an ailing duchess, who believes that she is really the daughter of a famous psychic and has inherited his powers. A crumbling Scottish castle packed with eccentric characters, an evil nobleman bent on divesting our naive heroine of her virtue, and a dashing lawyer to save her from a fate worse than death complete the picture.