I just loved this book. It was a very good story.
The book is about two cousins, Sylvia and Bonnie. Sylvia is an orphan who has lived with her frail Aunt Jane for most of her life. Because Aunt Jane is so weak, she sends Sylvia to live with her cousin Bonnie. Bonnie lives with her two parents Sir Willoughby and Lady Green in a giant mansion called Willoughby Chase. The family is very rich and has many servants. But because Lady Green is very ill she and Sir Willoughby must go on a voyage to regain her health. So a young governess who is related to the family comes to take care of the s.
Once the Sir Willoughby and Lady Green have left, however Ms. Slighcarp locks Bonnie in a closet and starts dismissing all the servants.
I think that this was a well written book but nothing really happens until you are about half way through it