The Gay Lord Waring  - Houghton Townley

At first I thought this might be another nice, breezy romance by a Victorian novelist, but the title is SO misleading (or maybe ironical?) because this story is MUCH darker than the title lets on. There is talk of love, suicide, murder, the power of money, power of love and even the power of the inner spirit to overcome obstacles. I loved all the twists and turns in the plot and how it all turned out. Great read!