Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. It was his role to take care of her, to make all her decisions for her. Some seventy odd books have followed resulting in a loyal readership whose letters provide a source of support and encouragement. Evan finds out the hard way his lover is married~ I typically do not care for the hidden marriage angle but this one is handled so we forget and forgive the heroine because she is so facinating. Summary Their tenth anniversary was a day of reckoning. Laura had met Sarah many times at various functions she and Colin had attended in their role of perfect couple.
Was this marriage, or rape? She should have been warned then. She was a light-boned five-three, her body weight constantly dropping as she lost appetite. It was easier that way. Colin had accomplished their whirlwind engagement within three months. She delights in bringing it alive for her readers; its people, way of life, environment, flora and fauna. And now those secrets could break them apart.
Laura had formed the opinion Sarah Dempsey was a strong, supportive woman, unusually kind and sensitive. Colin had remarked in a patronising aside that no woman pianist could ever hope to match a man. Your long gleaming dark hair, your green eyes, white skin! Overnight the whole tenor of her quiet, studious life had changed. How would Oliver react when he realized he was in danger of losing his wife? About the Book The small town of Koomera Crossing was the perfect hiding place for runaway Laura Graham. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. The sort of woman who might help her win back her life.
She, herself, was at a loss to know why. Her dream of a happy partnership, of security, children, shattered. After the performance they had gone on to have coffee at a popular night spot. The thrill of being married had died before it had ever begun. And now those secrets could break them apart.
That was the image he liked to project. Some hundred odd books have followed resulting in a loyal readership whose letters provide a source of support and encouragement. She was beginning to see Colin had worked so hard to instill in her a sense of worthlessness he had almost succeeded. An unsophisticated nothing before he married her. Strangely, her mother had adjusted to their loss much more quickly than she had. The gentle haunting beauty I admire above all! The wedding had been lavish. He blamed her pampered upbringing for what she was now.
She had learned from her beautiful, gracious mother how to be a good cook, a good hostess, a good homemaker, but Colin had never been satisfied with her. She had to reclaim herself, her body, her mind, her drastically fractured self-esteem. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The way he said it, so contemptuous and scathing, hurt her terribly but it could not dim her loving memories of her father. Koomera Crossing in far Western Queensland. The small town of Koomera Crossing was the perfect hiding place for runaway Laura Graham.
Since their big society marriage almost a year before, reality had become a far cry from their public image of glamorous, affluent couple. There was no way she could please him. He reminded her constantly he was the brilliant one, the man who saved lives. Her looks had seen to that. She immediately felt at home -- thanks to her neighbor, handsome, brooding Evan Thompson. She had his memory locked away in her heart. She delights in bringing it alive for her readers; its people, way of life, environment, flora and fauna.
His deception about his name was minor in comparison. But Oliver lived for his work and increasingly, Francesca suspected, for his glamorous secretary. Her apparent innocence and obvious beauty threatened to soften his hardened heart. She recognised it all now. He had forbidden her to continue with her studies. An hour after the abuse stopped he was cordial, composed, even tender.
Mine, Colin always told her as he delivered another hard lesson. Their marriage was a nightmare. Her name was Sarah Dempsey. He was already in his early thirties, which he perceived as exactly the right age for a man to marry. She had to make a decision and stick with it. Still cast as the beloved, indulged only child at twenty-two.