Love This Stranger ~ Rosalind Brett
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When he found that she was, in fact, a nineteen-year-old girl, and that she was running, single-handed, a general store in the middle of the African veld without relative or friend to help her, he went into action. Despite Tess's protests, in no time he was arranging to take the store out of her hands and reorganizing her life in typically ruthless fashion.
The gentle, undemanding friendship of Martin Cramer came as a welcome antidote to Dave's forceful tactics -- but Martin's need of her was to bring Tess grief and misunderstanding when, in spite of herself, she fell in love with the overwhelming stranger who had taken over her life.