A Woman of Proper Accomplishments
By J.A. Beard
Published: February 20, 2013.
In rural Bedfordshire in 1811, Helena Preston finds that her dream of marrying a handsome, educated man may crystalize into reality with the arrival Joseph Morgan, a scholar of the recently discovered art of spiritus, the ability to breathe life into unliving objects. Unfortunately, when she's attacked by a masked criminal, the evidence suggests Mr. Morgan is perhaps not marriage material.