The Flowering Thorn: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - When her aunt’s female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick—though she doesn’t have any particular affection for children. But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover.
However, the country comes with its own set of daunting challenges: Lesley can’t imagine how she’ll entertain her friends there! But ultimately life with Patrick will change her, bringing out her capacity to love and showing her the difference between pleasure and happiness. But one thing is missing: love.
The Flowering Thorn: A Novel #ad - . The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage. There’s an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with. A jazz age socialite impulsively adopts an orphaned boy in this humorous, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, heartwarming tale In 1929 London, cultured life.
As soon as patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys’ school.
Something Light: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - With the admirable discipline and dedication she’s always displayed in any endeavor involving men, Louisa sets out on her own romantic quest. In 1950s london, a career girl decides it’s high time she snared herself a husband Professional dog photographer Louisa Datchett is indiscriminately fond of men.
But by the age of thirty, Louisa is tired of constantly being dispatched to the scene of some masculine disaster. And they take shocking advantage of her good nature when they need their problems listened to, socks washed, prescriptions filled, or employment found. It’s all well and good to be an independent woman—and certainly better than a “timid Victorian wife”—but the time has come for her to marry, and marry well.
The Nutmeg Tree: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - At her mother-in-law’s vacation villa in haute Savoie, however, Julia sees that her priggish but lovely daughter is completely mismatched with a man much more suited to herself: a charming, clever playboy. In 1930s france, a free-spirited mother undertakes to derail her very proper daughter’s engagement Julia Packett has barely laid eyes on her daughter, Susan, since leaving her with her well-heeled in-laws following the loss of her husband in World War I.
But when susan asks her to come to france for the summer to persuade her grandmother to allow her to marry, she sets sail with the noblest intentions of acting the paragon of motherhood. The arrival of susan’s legal guardian, the distinguished Sir William Waring, further complicates the situation. Now thirty-seven, julia’s lack of prospects hasn’t dimmed her spirit or her appetite for life.
The Nutmeg Tree: A Novel #ad - Soon julia’s efforts to pass herself off as a lady and secure her daughter’s happiness spin out of control, leading to romantic entanglements and madcap adventures that will challenge preconceived notions about the ultimate compatibility of any two people who fall in love.
The Gipsy in the ParlourLittle, Brown & Co. #ad - Colorful dust jacket.
Britannia MewsLittle Brown & Co (T) #ad - The heroine of this book is adelaide culver, independent; irresistible to Henry, with whom she went to live in the Mews when it was a slum; indispensable to Gilbert, forthright, for whom she brought fame and fortune to the Mews, and to themselves.
Cluny Brown: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - While everyone around her struggles to keep pace with a rapidly changing world, Cluny continues to be Cluny, transforming those around her with her infectious zest for life. An unconventional parlor maid upends the lives of an aristocratic family in prewar England Cluny Brown refuses to know her place in society.
Their son, newly returned from abroad with a Polish émigré writer friend, Andrew, is certain the country is once again on the brink of war. So, a plumber who has raised the orphaned girl since she was a baby, to teach her discipline, her uncle, sends her into service as a parlor maid at one of England’s stately manor houses.
Cluny Brown: A Novel #ad - An entertaining story of England just before the war. At friars carmel in devonshire, and lady carmel, the quintessential country squire, Cluny meets her employers: Sir Henry, who oversees the management of her home with unruffled calm. Then there’s andrew’s beautiful fiancée and the priggish town pharmacist.
Top drawer reading. Kirkus Reviews. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz.
The lost chapel picnic,: And other storiesLittle, Brown #ad - May or may not have a Dust Jacket. Book is used and has been withdrawn from service from a Library. Book has a library binding and the usual Library Stamps, Card Holder, Stickers, Library Markings.
Big Sky Jackson Brodie: A Novel Jackson Brodie Jackson Brodie 5Little, Brown and Company #ad - Iconoclastic detective jackson brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, sex, and lies Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. Thank goodness the long Jackson Brodie hiatus is over.
Janet maslin, New York Times. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, is fairly standard-issue, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.
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In Pious MemoryLittle Brown #ad - Prelude returns to the Geneva area to investigate. Condition: Library cardholder/checkout sheet and stamps/notations inside. Copyright 1967, ex-library, hardcover with dustjacket, 184 pages. Dustjacket is enclosed in mylar overlay taped to cover. With the help of their children and her cousin, the Mrs. She hastily identifies his remains and returns to England for the funeral and the reading of the will.
Arthur prelude, a banking expert has died in a plan crash where his devoted wife survives with a mere shaking up. Synopsis: "A sly and delightfully funny tale. Binding is secure. Doubts set in that perhaps it wasn't dear Arthur and perhaps he is alive after all.