Beautiful Briar Johnson had set her cap at g entle Peter Fanshawe, her friend Sophie"s suitor, hoping to trap him into marriage. But her plot was unexpectedly thwart ed by the most eligible bachelor in town. '
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Dorothy Eden (1912-1982) was the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty bestselling Gothic, romantic suspense, and historical novels. Born in New Zealand, where she attended school and worked as a legal secretary, she moved to London in 1954 and continued to write prolifically. Eden's novels are known for their suspenseful, spellbinding plots, finely drawn characters, authentic historical detail, and often a hint of spookiness.From AudioFile:
Eden's romantic chronicle of nineteenth-century New Zealand is superbly read by McKenzie, a New Zealand native. Three girls, one a servant, travel from England in search of eligible men. Briar, the maid, catches the richest man and goes with him to the wilderness, where she must come to terms with rampaging Maori and the fact that she doesn't love her husband. McKenzie's pace and enunciation ensure that you won't miss a word of Eden's elegant, descriptive prose, and her smooth vocal changes guarantee character recognition. Briar's flinty determination, the other girls' whiny self-absorption, and Aunt Charity's courage (literally under fire) come through clearly. The romance between Katie, Briar's first servant, and a Maori tribesman is touchingly told. It's difficult to imagine how this 1960 novel could have been better presented. J.B.G. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Black Dagger Crime, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110754085325
Book Description Black Dagger Crime, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0754085325