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  • For Christine Rainwood and her friend Rachel, the holiday in the old Border hotel was intended merely as a rest before they started to look around for full-time work. But when she discovers that the hotel is up for sale, Rachel plunges in with en...


  • At twenty-five, Gail Trevor suddenly found herself alone in the world, with very little money and no definite plans. But she was young and undismayed. There was a certain freedom about having nothing. She had no ties now. All was before her. And ...


  • Trying to fill the void in her life after the death of a much-loved brother, Delia Lydgate goes to stay with her grandparents in their peaceful Surrey home. The gentle countryside is bliss after London's social bustle and Delia is delighted to have t...


  • WAS THERE NO PLACE FOR LOVE? For Mary Rowan, the name Bourne meant hatred, death, and poverty. Once the Rowans and Bournes were great friends--until tragedy struck and her father killed himself. And her mother later died under the strain of debt--...


  • The tender story of a girl who lost at love…to her sister! Her 21st summer was an enchanting time for Kay Grant. She luxuriated in the comforts of her family’s country house, in carefree games of tennis, romantic garden strolls and casual flir...


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    The old Rainwood family order changes with the funeral of Grandmother Mirabel Rainwood in her ninety-fifth year. But for young Emma the future is all before her when she comes down from Northumberland to run a riding school in Sussex with her friend ...


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    The Pembroke coast was a pleasant place for a late holiday, but Nicola's thoughts were all on returning to her librarian's job in Surrey and, very soon, getting married to Laurie Barnwood, her secure childhood sweetheart. Suddenly, one let...


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    Good fortune seemed to smile at last on Emma Barcombe and an exciting new freedom was about to unfold when she came to live and work on a small journal in the delightful West Country village of Clevedon. But the armor she had been forced to build as ...


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    It is an invitation for Christmas which starts it all for Kate. In the past she had spent so many happy holidays with the Vermonts that she was almost a member of the family, and they had provided a haven in her own unhappy childhood. Kate had even b...






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    A triple tragedy drives Laura to take refuge in a dream world of long ago at Melloney Park. This gracious Jacobean house and garden once belonged to an Edwardian musician and is now open to the public. As its custodian Laura finds it a haven from the...


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    Teresa Marne lives partly in the past-in a gracious world represented by stately Oakmere Manor. From this serene, pampered life with old friends and her first love, Randal Melbrais, circumstances thrust her into a grimly practical new world in which ...


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    Nick Barbury was handsome, cool, successful and a persistent bachelor. He also managed to keep his private life as private as anyone could who happened to be a member of the Rainwood family and was required to attend Grandmother Mirabel Rainwood's mo...


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    Lovely Sarah Rushden had never forgotten childhood vacations spent at her grandparent's cottate in Sussex, or the Rannock children with whom she had played. But when she inherited the cottage 16 years later, and went there to write her second novel, ...


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    Working for Conrad Ravensburg, the smooth, the celebrated, the successful author, has brought Josephine a career as satisfying as it is varied and exciting. It had been worth breaking an engagement four years ago in order to to become the increasingl...


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    After the death of her father, Elizabeth Blayde knew she would have to find a job. She would have liked to move away from the place which held so many painful memories, but she had her young sister Carol to consider. Carol helped run a boutique and h...


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    For Sophie Ventnor the treasured gardens of Julyan's Court were an idyllic Eden. Sharing this perfect world with her father and Robin, the dear childhood friend whom she would one day marry, Sophie felt happy and secure. But the peace of Julyan's...


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    Another charming romance featuring members of the Rainwood family with Grandma Mirabel playing an active part. The post for which she recommends Antonia will bring this hitherto rather luckless grandchild into close company with Pierre Valais, her go...



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    Cornelius Wicklow, self-made millionaire, rules over the conflicting Wicklow family, but no without challenge. When his much prized personal assistant, Lucy Nevis becomes involved with the one member of the Wicklow family who successfully resists Cor...


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    After she had broken their engagement, Harriet's ex-fiance, Kevin, had angrily called her "an immature Daddy's darling", but the truth was that she wanted freedom from his autocratic ways. But when faced with a series of shattering disillusionments a...


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    Love and mystery resolved in the enchanting setting of the West of Ireland. Jean had loved Adrian with the happy simplicity of a child. Four weeks before their wedding day, he was lost to her, and in circumstances which she did not understand. If ...


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    The Barriers of Love and Hate Trevor Falkland-a wheelchair-bound author, hiding from a long-dead scandal. Caroline-his doll-like wife: was she as kindly as she seemed, or did she have other motives? Julie-their 18 year old daughter, who was to...


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    On holiday people seem different, are different. This is Kate's own story of her month in a delectable Austrian village where John Castleford, the kind, safe older man she was on the verge of marrying, and Gareth, who made a totally unexpected appear...


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    At one stroke a car crash robs Jennifer Barbury (Mirabel Rainwood's grand-daughter) of two close friends and puts an end to her own promising musical career. To escape from the constant solicitude of the Rainwood family circle she accepts an invitati...


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    Feeling a fish out of water in the London home where her stepmother was remorsely driving her father up the ladder of success, Charlotte escaped to a post as a secretary-companion at Heronsbridge. Here was the kind of country life she loved. Her empl...


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    Could She Trust Anyone? Outside the air was biting cold. As quickly as Alison's small feet trotted over the frozen ground, so her thoughts spun through her mind. The evening's events confused her. Such contrasts:--one man demanded her attention, t...


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    Returning to Hartfield after her father’s death, Linda Dawley found a certain resentment directed towards her. Certainly, old Mr. Ferndale was determined to make up to her the years of unhappiness she had lost, nursing her sick father. And when ...


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    Rupert first met his 'April girl' at a family wedding in Northumberland. As a secretary to a wealthy beauty-salon owner, Philippa led a busy and exciting life. Her cool poise stood her in good stead when she accompanied her employer on business trips...






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    Love Was Passing Her By...Charlotte Lydian desperately wanted to see her nephew Randal married. And so she used quiet, shy Beth as a pawn in her game, maneuvering BEth into becoming Randal's assistant. But Charlotte's plan worked only partially-Beth ...


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    When Bridget was a child, her widowed mother married into the wealthy and tightly knit Rainwood family. But Bridget always felt apart from the Rainwoods and remained silently on the fringes, dreaming away her time - dreaming of marriage to her childh...


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    She couldn't stand Martin... but Jill Courtland's autocratic grandfather was determined she should marry him---and very much against her involvement with carefree, artistic Paddy Dynard. A year of decision, of strife, and intrigue, of romance and mu...


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    The idea of marrying her childhood sweetheart appealed to Melanie’s romantic nature. She gave up her career in the big city to become engaged to Robin and remain in the Hampshire meadows where they first shared the sweetness of youthful affections....


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    Two bitter blows of fortune rob Dinah Courtland of a father, a fiance, and any desire to fend for herself. But sheltered life with Grandfather Courtland at Holly Hill is calm on the surface only and Dinah finds herself being manoeuvred into hostility...


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    Was love to be part of her destiny? "So this is the orge I've heard about," thought Clare. Garth Melrose was younger than she'd imagined but just as forbidding. His mouth was pulled into a grim line and his square jaw jutted stubbornly. Clar...


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    The Dictated Heart AS a young companion to Gemma Pendine, a young heiress, Ann Forrester lived in the beautiful mansion of Rosevean. But Ann found that behind the beauty was a twisted ugliness. Rosevean was ruled over by the autocratic Alice Pendine...


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    To a girl who felt more at home with animals than people, Alexandra was naturally dazzled by the gay, carefree life of the wealthy Raynham family - and especially by handsome, sophisticated Bruce Raynham. Bruce drew her deeper into the Raynham way of...


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    When Sarah Dallas, for her invalid mother's sake, accepted a post as housekeeper in her uncle's house in the country in return for a home for them both, she did so with many doubts, for she could still remember the warning which her father had given ...


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    Brenda spent many years working for the distinguished Charles Rivers - loving him from afar and hating the family that held him. She watched his elegant wife and his pretty daughter Carol - his only daughter - a naive, outrageously spoiled girl who n...


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    On New Year's Day, Nicola's mother wished her "a happy, flowering year". Though the first day of it produced nothing but thistles from her meeting with Garth Courtney, as the months went by they began to blossom in a quite unexpected ...


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    Gina blamed Hugo for destroying her happiness, but she found that he brought her a love deeper than she had ever known. The Conway and Shannon families were more than neighbors, they were friends, growing up together for maore than twenty years. A...


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    Jane arranged the daffodils and the willow in a large bowl and stood back to admire them. The shape and color of their beauty stirred her; she felt a passionate desire to be rid of all human beings and rely instead on the more constant rewards of nat...


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    Was This To Be Her Future? Joanna's once-happy life had changed terribly. Her engagement was broken for reasons she dared not divulge. Her expected inheritance went ot pay creditors. And now she was forced to beg for work-from a man ready to believe...


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    Valery spent the summers with her grandparents in their Enchanted Garden. Always greeted by fairies at the gate with dancing and playful games, she felt safe, protected, and loved. But when the time came to depart for boarding school, Valery was sad ...


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    COULD SHE RELY ON LOVE? Stella had the perfect job at the Cormorant Hotel. She loved the old hotel, and she loved its dashing owner. So it came as a terrible shock when her beloved John sold out to grim businessman Nicholas Darrington. Since Darr...


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    Marriage to Paul, a respected writer, would rescue Diana from her hellish family life. But a few weeks before their wedding, she realised that was no basis for married life. And Paul, a busy man wrapped up in his own work, didn't see what was happeni...


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    he lovely house, the beautiful countryside--what a happy contrast to the troubled Cedar family that dwelled there. When Pauline Avon first arrived, as a secretary to old Mr. Cedar, she didn't expect to find such a disparity. But the old man's obsessi...


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    Everyone was quite sure that wealthy Laurian Vale would accept Philip Dallas; they were a perfect match, such a good-looking couple - and, as Mr Vale remarked, it would do his daughter no harm to have a baronet for a father-in-law. But Laurian hersel...


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    Karen dreaded her Christmas visit to Ivydene, home of her overbearing mother-in-law. Since the death of her husband, john, Karen had avoided Lucy Ferndale, conscious of her jealousy and dislike. The time Karen was prepared to forget old grudges - but...






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    Hate Turned To Love Celia's quiet life in the beautiful town of Marchwood was interrupted by the arrival of Dr. Laurence Deverel. He was arrogant, high-handed and worst of all, he usurped the very job held by Celia's own father. Since she was emp...


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    She's forgotten her past - Until her old love appeared with her best friend.... It was over. Irene had more than paid the price for her foolish youthful romance. She wanted to forget Barry Lingford, forget his laughter, his lovemaking, his lies. She ...


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    Sarah was a vivacious young actress, beautiful, ambitious, carefree about everything except success. Frankie was a shy young widow, sensitive, lonely, haunted by her past and unable to think about the future. They were two different women with nothin...


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    Clare was a liberated woman - and she'd paid a high price for her freedom. At first it all seemed worthwhile, but when her lover threw her over for another woman, a woman who could further his career - the emptiness of her life was filled with pain. ...