This sound familiar?
"To become a governess was the only course open to a lonely Victorian girl. But tempestuous, attractive Martha hated the idea. When she first met the arrogant Con TreMellyn and his resentful daughter in their cold, brooding Cornish house, she understood why her predecessors left.
As Martha listened to the innuendo in the conversations of neighbours and servants she became aware that the house held dark secrets ... only her love for the child made her try to solve the mysteries whch shrouded their lives in tragedy. She didn't know that every moment drew her nearer to overwhelming terror..."