Mesmerized (The Mad Morelands, #1) by Candace Camp

Mesmerized (The Mad Morelands, #1)

The only way to fight a powerful darkness is with a powerful loveOlivia Moreland prides herself on discrediting charlatans, particularly the false mediums that flock to London. But when Lord Stephen St. Leger requests her help in investigating an alleged psychic’s claims, she can’t deny the ominous feeling she has within the walls of his ancient estate—or the intimately familiar connection she has with Stephen himself. The last time he’d ...

Details Mesmerized (The Mad Morelands, #1)

TitleMesmerized (The Mad Morelands, #1)
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
PublisherHarlequin Books
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Mesmerized (The Mad Morelands, #1)

  • Nikoleta
    Απο τα πιο ωραία, στο είδος του, βιβλία που έχω διαβάσει... ρομάντζο (ευτυχώς καθόλου σαχλό) και φαντάσματα (πολλά απο δαύτα!)4,5/5 αστεράκια
  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: The Mad Morelands #1Publication Date: December 26th, 2017 by Harlequin Books (first published October 1st, 2003)PHENOMENAL read!!! I have a feeling I am going to run out of superlatives before I am through reading this entire series. I read the sixth book in the series first – because I received a review copy. I was so in awe of the writing, the story and the Moreland family in that book that I just had to go back and read all of the fi...
  • Christine
    Mesmerized is the story of a paranormal skeptic, Olivia Moreland, who has made it her mission to debunk fraudulent mediums and psychics but who finds herself faced with truly inexplicable phenomena. The story was good, but I'm afraid it fell short of great or even very good. The biggest problem with all of the various subplots, I felt, was pacing. Most of the last half of the book dragged on as the characters rehashed the same ideas and conversat...
  • Melanie
    3.5 Stars!Mesmerized was an intriguing blend of paranormal with historical romance and I enjoyed it quite a bit!Olivia Moreland is in the business of exposing charlatans and it is during the course of such an investigation that she meets Lord Stephen St. Leger who inadvertently exposes her intentions. After his brother passed away leaving him to inherit the family title as well as the ancestral home, Stephen has returned home to discover his moth...
  • İlkim
    Klasik bir tarihi roman diye başladım, sonuçta Candace Camp daha önce de okuduğum bir yazar. Gelin görün ki kitap bir anda paranormal bir boyut kazandı; kötü ruhlar, cadılar, geçmişten gelen hayaletler... Bence böyle bir geçiş yapması daha güzel olmuş yoksa diğer türlü biraz sıkacak gibiydi cidden. Yine de gecenin bir körü okumamak gerekmiş, gerildim gerçekten.---When I saw Candace Camp's Mesmerized on Netgalley, I clic...
  • Julie
    Much to my surprise, I greatly enjoyed this book! Historical fiction is not my favorite, but the characters in this story were very easy to relate to. I am definitely going to continue with this series.
  • Lili Marcus
    *I was given a copy by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you. RATING:  MY REVIEW: Olivia Morelands is the youngest daughter of a noble family known by the lots as the  Mad Morelands.  Despite being a lady, she made a profession of investigating and exposing charlatans, specifically those who are engaged in paranormal activities, and in such investigations she met Lord Stephen St. Leger.After his brother's ...
  • Vicky
    When I first opened this book, I’ll be honest, I expected to be reading a bodice-ripper. Thankfully, this book mixed historical romance with a dash of the paranormal to produce something rather different- and something that I rather enjoyed!Olivia Moreland is one of the ‘Mad Morelands’- a suspiciously ahead-of-their-time family, who have been marked by society as ‘odd’ because of the progressive beliefs that they have and crazy adventur...
  • Renae (Romantic Parvenu)
    I really was excited about this book for the first 100 pages. Mesmerized was going places! It seemed to be a unique Victorian Romance about a paranormal skeptic out to prove that a "Russian psychic" is a phony. There was a bit of mystery and the tone was suitably dark and serious. Candace Camp's writing...wasn't stellar, but I was so excited I let it slide. I felt like I'd discovered the historical romance equivalent of Nancy Drew, and I was real...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    Olivia Moreland investigates psychic phenomena in order to debunk them. So when Stephen St. Leger invites her to his country estate in order to discredit a so-called ‘medium’ who has her claws into his mother, and strange phenomena begin to occur, Olivia and Stephen have to band together to try and find out what is behind the disturbances. They also have to contend with Pamela, the conniving widow of Stephen’s older brother, who seems deter...
  • Ana Maria
    Romance muy tierno. Un toque de vidas pasadas, algún fantasma pero nada exagerado en esta histórica victoriana. mucha tensión sexual y alguna escenita. Casi 4 pero se me hizo un embrollo al final.
  • Mel
    Eccentric families and a touch of the supernatural is right up my alley!
  • Lori Quick
    Mesmerized is the first in the Mad Moreland series. I was blessed with an ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed reading the book, and I look forward to reading there's of the books in the series. Olivia Moreland has a detective agency where people hire her to discredit psychics as charlatans. She doesn't seem to get much business, so she goes on her own. Stephen St. Leger detests the psychics. His mother pays enormous amounts of money to see one to...
  • meghann
    This was the Barnes and Noble serial read for the month of February.I've been reading these serial reads on my nook app for a while now, and this was the first one that made me want to buy a copy and read the whole thing instead of waiting for each section to be released over the month. Olivia was such a great character, and she was a paranormal investigator before it was cool. Hashtag goals. Her family was crazy and amazing, and I definitely wan...
  • Kari Maass
    This was my first reading experience with Candace Camp and all I can say is WOW! I loved the Moreland family. I love that society calls them the mad Morelands. I loved that the heroine runs a business, even though she is the daughter of a Duke, and that the business is to debunk fake mediums in London! Everything about this story was a surprise and yet familiar as a regency Romance. I highly recommend this series!
  • Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks
    ***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***I LOVE Candace Camp's books, but I was left unsatisfied by this one.The main characters didn't hook me enough, in fact, the supoorting ones captivated me a lot more and made me want to read their books.As you know, historical romance is one of my favorite genres and Candace's books are usually all up on my alley. This one was a bit flat, sometimes boring. The supernatural side of it diverged my a...
  • Andrea
    I've never read anything quite like this before - historical romance, with a solid haunted house plot to boot! I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The main characters were likable, particularly the heroine - a bit more prone to fainting than I'm usually okay with, but intelligent and spunky nonetheless. The paranormal plot wasn't scary, but it did present a good mystery, and the glimpses of the past were intriguing...
  • Pk
    Worse candace camp bookUnfortunately r innately I skimmed thru most of the book. I was looking for a recency romance but that went into witchcraft and other items that made no logical sense. I will it be reading the rest of the series. It is unfortunate since I normally like candace camp books.
  • Mishelle LaBrash
    It has been such a long time since I have actually read this book... But it stuck with me. This was one of the first Camp books I had read, and to be honest is scared the [email protected]$!! outa me... It was an awesome love story, with a little historical paranormal thrown in the mix... I loved it.
  • Kit
    Very different from any romance that I've read lately. The backdrop of a love story of long ago along with the whole pychic phenom that became so popular in the late 1800's gave the story an unusual flair.
  • Aggeliki Katsimardou
    I didn't like it....I loved it!!!!!!
  • Krystal
    There are some aspects of this story that I found thoroughly enjoyable, and a couple of things that I didn't enjoy (or found unrealistic that had nothing to do with the paranormal aspect of the story). Because I like to end things on a positive note whenever possible, let me begin by going over the things that I did not enjoy. To begin with, some of the phrases used seemed entirely too modern to have been set in the time period. I also found it h...
  • B.
    This book was really two books in one. The first part of the plot involves Olivia Moreland, daughter of an eccentric duke who has taken up debunking fake mediums who claim to help rich people reach their loved ones who have passed away. She meets up with Lord Stephen St. Leger whose mother has been taken in by a phony medium who is pretending to talk to her oldest son who died earlier. Stephen asks Olivia to come to his home to help expose the me...
  • elizabeth • paper ghosts
    3 stars “Good God!” he exclaimed, with some amazement. “You’re not—you’re one of the ‘mad Morelands’?” Olivia jerked the door open and stepped up into the carriage, shrugging off his helping hand. She turned and sat down, leaning forward and saying, “Yes! I am definitely one of the ‘mad Morelands.’ Indeed, I am probably the maddest of the lot. If I were you, I’d burn that card, lest some of it rub off on you.” A perf...
  • April
    February's B&N Readouts selection is a tale of a fierce woman named Olivia Moreland, descending from a family with a reputation of peculiarity, who spends her time disproving the abilities of charlatans around London in the late 1800s. The book steps right into the action, with Olivia attending a séance and attempting to discredit its host, but instead gets thwarted by Stephen St. Leger, who is attending the event for somewhat similar reasons, t...
  • Denise Barney
    This was February's Free Serial Reads on Barnes & Noble's Nook app. And it was a great choice!Olivia Moreland, who prefers "Miss" to "Lady," is quite unusual for a young woman in 1876 and comes from a family who holds quite progressive views. She is not interested in being in society, deciding her calling is exposing mediums who prey on the gullible who hope to make contact with love ones who have died. While attending a seance, she is accosted b...
  • Melissa
    Olivia Moreland is a paranormal skeptic who has made it her business to investigate and disprove fraudulent mediums. In one such investigation, she meets Lord Stephen St. Leger. St. Leger believes his grieving mother has been duped by a fraudulent medium who has convinced her that she can speak to his deceased brother. After discovering that Olivia knows how to uncover the duplicity, he teams up with her and invites her to his country estate, whe...
  • Maria Dariotis
    This was by far one of the most entertaining books I’ve read to date! An edge of your seat story, it definitely had me reading well into the night I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with Olivia Moreland sans the title Lady she’s witty intelligent and spunky - I wouldn’t go chasing spooky noises in a dark wing of a castle no thank you well maybe if hunky Stephan came to my rescue lol!- Olivia is determined to expose the frauds that cla...
  • Tamara Morning
    Olivia Moreland, one of the “Mad Morelands”—what society names her eccentric, independent, and forward-thinking family—spends her days trying to expose mediums for the charlatans she believes them to be. She knows all their little tricks, from phosphorescent gloves to hidden music boxes playing the dearly departed’s favorite tune, and she thrives on shining a bright light on their shady practices. Until one night, Lord Stephen St. Leger...
  • Debra Martin
    I loved the premise of this book--investigating the paranormal and mediums in 1876--and I was looking forward to reading it. It started out great with Lord Stephen St. Leger meeting Lady Olivia Moreland during a seance. With his accusing her of being the medium's assistant, Olivia sets the record straight when they are both escorted out of the medium's parlor. Stephen is desperate for his mother to come out under the influence of another medium a...