Book 1.5 of the Hesitant Mediums series
During the peak of Victorian spiritualism in England, three young women have the skill to speak with the dearly departed, but wish they didn’t. Read this series for an entertaining jaunt into 1880s England full of ghosts who simply must have their say.
All books feature elements of sweet romance, fantasy-of-manners dialogue and action, gaslamp genre settings, and ghosts/spirits.
It was a truth universally ignored, most principally by the dowager Dame Hartwell, that ghosts and gatherings did not mix.
Approximately 5,500 words or 22 printed pages.
For fans of Olivia Atwater, Tilly Wallace, and Charlie N. Holmberg!
In this short story, the fashionable and eccentric dowager Dame Hartwell has lured the reclusive Miss Tessa Preston to attend her drawing room séance. If Dame Hartwell can’t convince Miss Preston, her former protégé, to return as her medium-in-residence, she doesn’t know how she will protect her son and his new fiancé from the brewing storm of malcontent spirits surrounding them.
“Miss Preston’s Predicament” is a short story between novels by Belinda Kroll. This story can be read as a standalone… but it includes characters and references events from her full-length historical fantasy novel, Haunting Miss Trentwood, the first book in the Hesitant Mediums series.
Read this story for a fun, light read featuring historical fantasy, Victorian comedy of manners, and plucky feminine ghost hunter a la Pride & Prejudice and Zombies.
Genres & Tropes
Historical Fantasy, Victorian Paranormal, Kicking butt in all her finery, Action girls
Published: October 1, 2021
Publisher: Bright Bird Press
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Print ISBN: 9781736921302
audio ISBN: 9781736921326