"THE PROLIFIC MISS HOLT COMBINES SUSPENSE AND ROMANCE WITH THE MASTER'S TOUCH."
For as long as she could remember, the exquisite Lenore Cleremont had lived at The Silk House, the luxurious English country estate of the wealthy Sallonger family. Neither servant nor true member of the family, she grew up under the protection of her Grand'mere--who worked designing the luxurious gowns for the family's vast silk trade.
Lenore showed promise as a dress designer herself. But most important, she had won the heart of the two charismatic Sallonger sons: Charles, handsome but cruel, and Phillip, as kind-hearted as he was charming.
But tragedy was ready to strike. Soon Lenore found herself playing a central role in a drama that threatened to destroy everything she held dear. . . .
"Victoria Holt [is] the doyenne of romantic suspense fiction."
--The Grand Rapids Press
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"It is quite possible that [this] is her most thrilling and compelling novel to date."
As long as she can remember, the exquisite Lenore Cleremont has lived at The Silk House, the luxurious English country estate of the wealthy Sallonger family. Neither a slave nor a servant, she has grown into a young woman who has shown promise as a dress designer. But she has also won the heart of the two charismatic Sallonger sons. Then tragedy strikes. And Lenore finds herself playing a central role in a drama that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear....
Prolific and loved by readers throughout the world, Victoria Holt was the author of more than one hundred novels, almost all of which were set in her native England. Born Eleanor Hibbert, she wrote under a number of pseudonyms during a career that spanned seven decades. As Jean Plaidy she authored novels about England's royalty; as Philippa Carr she created novels that chronicled the lives of members of an English family down through the centuries. As Victoria Holt she enjoyed immense success with her richly detailed romantic suspense novels, which earned her praise for deft handling of character and plot. She was one of the world's most beloved writers of romantic fiction.
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