Born Patricia Denise Robins on February 1, 1921 in Sussex, England. Second daughter of Denise Robins, a romance novelist, and Arthur Robins, a corn broker on the Baltic Exchange. Her mother, daughter of the also writer Kathleen Clarice Groom, encouraged her to write, and at 12 she published her first book. She worked with a woman's magazine editorial team, also published more children's novellas and romance novels like her mother under her maiden name, Patricia Robins. Since 1967, she also used the pseudonym of Claire Lorrimer.

Married, Patricia Clark had three children. She lived in a four hundred year-old, oak beamed cottage in rural Kent, she has eight grandchildren. In 2007, she wrote her autobiography "You Never Know". Patricia passed away on 4 December 2016 in Hove.

Book List in Order: 45 titles

  • Can two sisters overcome heartbreak, danger and devastating secrets in their pursuit of happiness? 31 December, 1838. A storm is raging outside Kenilworth Hall. Inside, Lord Kenilworth’s wife is in agony in the middle of a difficult labor. Lady...


  • A young couple are forced to part at the onset of war … but dream of being reunited one day. August, 1939. When it becomes clear that war is about to break out with Germany, twin sisters Dilys and Una Singleby are forced to leave their studies ...


  • It was love at first sight for Antonia "Toni" Ward and Justin Metcalfe. After a whirlwind six-week romance, the passionate couple engaged and take holiday in Spain. When Justin sprains his ankle playing golf and ends up in a Spanish hospital, Toni me...


  • This is the moving true story of Jeanette Roberts, a young London girl who survived appalling abuse in her own childhood, and so determined to give other children in the same position the love and care she had been denied. A chance meeting with a sma...


  • Georgia Driffield is passionate, willful, resourceful and intelligent but often foolhardy as she grows from girl to woman in the years between the two wars. It is not until she discovers the extraordinary life of her great-great-grandmother, Chantal,...


  • In Victorian England, handsome Brook Edgerton is deeply in love with his young wife, Harriet. They live in beautiful Hunters Hall, a country estate in Leicestershire. They are a happy marriage,but Harriet is unable to produce the heir her husband, Br...


  • Jennifer Winfield goes to work as a residential secretary at the Manor House, where the elderly Lady Barclay is researching a book of the family history. Jenny intends the job to be merely a means of filling the time until her fianc, Peter, returns f...


  • Emotions is a delightful collection of short stories by Claire Lorrimer. Each in its way covers an emotion all women will recognize, and many of which are true reflections of women's past experiences past and present. Indeed, First Love is a true sto...


  • 1914, England. Lady Beaufort already has three boys and she certainly doesn't want another child. But her husband Aubrey has always dreamed of a daughter to fill the gap his sister left when she died tragically young. In contrast Harold and Copper Va...






  • On the eve of Lucy Godstow's wedding with Guy Weaver, her best friend, Vanessa, commits suicide. The death of Vanessa was a big enough blow, but over a month later, Vanessa's elderly aunt Joan is found brutally murdered. Lucy and Vanessa's brother To...


  • Pretty young university students Rose and Poppy Matheson are keen golfers. But one night Poppy is attacked on the footpath near the golf course and her sister, following behind, mistakenly kills the attacker in trying to rescue her twin. The girls co...


  • Glasgow, 1961. At the age of twenty-one, Alison Craig lives a quiet, unassuming, but boring life. When her father died and her mother became bedridden with arthritis, Alison was forced to drop out of university and start working in a biscuit factory....


  • Charlotte Wyndham's dreams of falling in love and marrying are dashed when her father is imprisoned for fraud before she had even completed her first season. In Victorian England, her family's disgrace left her cast out of aristocratic society, and m...


  • Millers Lane is a typical English country lane: ten households forming a peaceful, if mundane, little community. A delightfully tranquil village that seems a lovely place to live, with a perfect environment for newlyweds lan and Migs Peters in which ...


  • After losing her husband in the war, Susan Parish has, in the succeeding years, managed to find a measure of happiness and contentment in bringing up their young son in the quiet seclusion of the country. Resigned to a tranquil if somewhat shadowy ex...


  • Ortolans - a magnificent house, which held a mysterious grip on those who lived in it, hides a secret the Calverley family did not discover for four hundred years. Three passionate, remarkable women were to play a vital role during Ortalans' long...


  • Ortolans - a magnificent house, which held a mysterious grip on those who lived in it, hides a secret the Calverley family did not discover for four hundred years. Three passionate, remarkable women were to play a vital role during Ortalans' long, vi...


  • Ortolans - a magnificent house, which held a mysterious grip on those who lived in it, hides a secret the Calverley family did not discover for four hundred years. Three passionate, remarkable women were to play a vital role during Ortalans' long...


  • For three generations, Rochford Manor has dominated the lives of the women who live there. Willow became its chatelaine at seventeen. Her daughter, Lucy Rochford, taken from her mother and her home as an infant, fought long and hard to return to t...






  • Pretty Adela Carstairs had lived in a secure and loving home until her father died. But her happy world is shattered when her mother remarries a cruel, hard-drinking man. As her stepfather's drunken cruelty descends upon her younger brother and siste...


  • A collection of stories to suit the reader's every mood... tender, funny, romantic, bitter-sweet, nostalgic... Sensitively written and with particular insight into the emotions of the young and the old, this is an enchanting collection of stories. So...


  • The year is 1903. The love affair between a young aristocrat and the seventeen-year old daughter of his tutor ends in sorrow disgrace and grief humiliation. He is sent away to Europe to forget while his lover, pregnant and ruined, is left behind. She...


  • Ortolans was a magnificent stately house, built by a gently flowing river. The gracious and beautiful old home that holds a mysterious grip on all those who live in it, and hides a secret which the Calverley family were not to discover for 400 years....


  • María Casilda Montero was born on a vast bull ranch in Southern Spain. Half English, half Spanish, was the adored favourite of her wealthy aristocratic father, she was wilful, adorable, selfish and enchanting. In 1909, the eight-year-olds Cassie was...


  • Clementine Foster was young and unbelievably naive when she fell wildly in love with the arrogant aristocrat, Deveril Grayshott, who didn't even know of her existence. When, one golden summer night she stepped in front of his horse, he took her with ...


  • Although born into the British aristocracy, the Honourable Sophia Lucienne Rochford was raised in obscurity first in a French convent and then in a Parisian brothel. Like a wilderling -- a cultivated flower that manages to live in the wild -- Lucy ha...


  • Beautiful American Willow Telford was only seventeen when she married handsome English aristocrat, Lord Rowell Rochford. Only her father, Willoughby Tetford, a self-made millionaire, was shrewd enough to have any misgivings when his lovely daughter l...


  • A charming short story set in the idyllic surrounds of a country house and gardens....


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    Chantal was brought up lovingly by her stepmother, Lady Waite. Stubborn in her loyalties and passionate in her affections, Chantal is exquisite, beguiling, and volatile. It is her spirited nature that could all too easily lead the young girl astray. ...






  • For art student Rory Howes and his friend Knut Olsen, a skiing holiday in the French Alps is interrupted by a freak mountain storm. Forced to take refuge in the remote Abbaye St. Christophe, they meet the beautiful and fascinating Baroness Inez Leyre...


  • The daughter of the French Vicomte Gerard de Valle and a English illegitimate lady, she has inherited her mother's exquisite beauty and her reckless, passionate, impulsive sensuous nature. She grew to womanhood during England's most exciting ...


  • She was the illegitimate daughter of an English aristocrat and a young and gentle governess. She was lovely, intelligent, and had a quality that drew all men to her, ensnaring them fatally in a web of charm. Stubborn in her loyalties, passionate in h...


  • Samantha had been in love with Greg since her early teens. When he realised that he felt the same, the one time teenage sweethearts decide to marry. They set the wedding date, but suddenly Greg postpones the wedding, becomes withdrawn, and mysterious...


  • It was a routine flight bound for Africa but the passengers were destined never to arrive. Hijacked at gunpoint, the pilot is forced to land in the desert where, in the blistering heat and with remote chance of rescue, the passengers face imminent de...


  • At twenty-four Kate marries her first love, Campbell Rivers, and becomes mistress of Quarry House, set brooding and isolated on the Yorkshire moors. Kate is blissfully happy, falling in love should mean happiness and fulfilment, but gradually, it cha...


  • A LUSH VILLA HOLDS DARK TERROR Laura Howard, a pretty English nurse on holiday, stopped suddenly her tour of Italy in Florence, and she had fallen under the spell of the beautiful city. She interrupts her vacation to help the Contessa dell'Al...


  • Louise Endor is just seventeen when she discovers she is pregnant and alone. The father, a married man with two other children, has no intention of leaving his wife. But despite the disgrace imposed by the rigid social morally, Louise is determined t...


  • Clare Mellors is the daughter of Constance, the former Lady Chatterley. Mysterious and attractive, Clare is a wartime VAD nurse, and is engaged to Robin Claye, an army officer. On the surface Clare appears to be happy. Like her contemporaries, she wa...


  • At seventeen, beautiful green-eyed Beverly Bampton knew just what she wanted. She was madly in love with Jonnie Colt and dreamt of nothing more than being his wife, lover and best friend. And once she became mother of his five children, their world w...






  • Harriet was very young when her ambitious, unscrupulous mother succeeded in parting her from the impecunious Paul, the medical student Harriet loved. So successfully was Harriet convinced that Paul did not return her deep-felt love, it was not long b...


  • Lindsey Carter's husband dies leaving her poor, but not devastated - their marriage was a loveless one. So when she meets again the only man she ever loved, her world is filled with intense joy. She falls under Glynn's romantic spell once more, but s...


  • At 17, Scilla's world fell apart when her first love, Dallas, returned to Australia without even saying goodbye. So when ten years later, her sister asks her to come to Libya as nanny to her nephews, Scilla jumps at the opportunity to make a fresh st...


  • Clare and Mark Bainbury have been married for four years, and although their love for each other is still strong, they are gradually becoming aware that life may not turn out exactly as they might like. Friends are more successful, but Mark's career ...


  • After losing her husband in the war, Susan Parish has, in the succeeding years, managed to find a measure of happiness and contentment in bringing up their young son in the quiet seclusion of the country. Resigned to a tranquil if somewhat shadowy ex...


  • Clare, Lee, Sally, inseparable companions through their school days, had made a vow at fifteen to meet up with each other in ten years time. Now at twenty-five, and as young women, they remember their younger selves. Clare has blossomed into an at...