A novel of class conflict in 19th century England, featuring a butler who advises a nouveau riche on how to be a gentleman. The upstart is Samuel Fairbrother, owner of a boot factory who buys a mansion, but doesn't know how to dress, eat or receive. To his consternation, his daughter falls in love with the butler. By the author of The Obsession.
Discouraged by her prospects after a broken engagement, twenty-one-year-old secretary Jinny Brownlow accepts an assignment working directly for her company's difficult boss and garners respect when she refuses to cower before him.
When an unkempt woman who is barely able to speak arrives in his office, London attorney Alexander Armstrong is stunned to discover that she is Irene Baindor, a woman who holds the key to solving a mystery that has plagued him for twenty-six years.
Growing up amid the strict mores and stultifying traditions of Edwardian England's Redford Hall, Annabella Lagrange is forced to hide her father's terrible secret and turns to her beloved cousin, Stephen.
It is the end of World War II, and Matthew Wallingham is discharged from the army a decorated hero, but also a blind man. It seems the only person who can reach him is his nurse, Liz. After realizing his family is in disarray, he turns to Liz, but she has her own problems to deal with...
Drawn to the beautiful girl he encounters amid the squalor of the Fifteen Streets slums, Dr. Rodney Prince wants nothing more than to rescue Kate Hannigan, who has suffered at the hands of her vicious, bullying father.
It all began with a straw hat. A large broad-brimmed hat, dyed in an elusive mixture of colors to produce a distinctive shade of pale gold, it was presented to Emily Pearson by her longtime friend and employer, Mabel Arkwright, a milliner with a little store in the West End of London. And Emily owed Mrs. Arkwright more than just The Golden Straw - eventually the business itself, because her friend had come to rely on Emily more and more as time went...
It is Beatrice Steel's 21st birthday party. Since her mother's death she has run her father's home, Pine Hurst, with an iron hand. When her father unexpectedly dies, she realizes her security is threatened and she must lay plans to protect her most prized possession, Pine Hurst.