Beautiful, independent Teresa had made her way in the world with little help from anyone – especially men. She had returned from a lonely life in London to her aunt’s estate in southern Portugal to take care of peasant children, to keep stray cats, to paint. Into this paradise of mountains, sea and sand came Henry Eliot, a brilliant English architect. For Teresa and. Henry it was hate at first sight. She thought him weak; he thought her haughty. How this aversion was transformed into lasting affection is the basis for a love story that is spirited, tender and truly engaging
Eenzaam hart, Rosamunde Pilcher
There were only two men in Emma’s life-her father, a remote artist who left her in boarding school and saw her every few years, and Christo, who had been her stepbrother for a few months, and now wanted to get to know her. But until Emma can understand what she means to them, there will never be room for love.
Uitgeverij: NV Uitgeverij – Spaarnestad, Haarlem [z.j.] – pocket Dubbeldeel – 206 / 146 paginas
Oorspronkelijke titel: The golden collar / Another view
Elizabeth Cadell (taken from the back cover of “Last Straw for Harriet” in the author’s own words), and brought up in India. (I think the American term is raised, but my parents couldn’t have known it, as they raised me to a mere 5 feet and left it at that).”
“Educated in Calcutta, London and Darjeeling (in that order).”
“Am an orphan. Am also a widow, left with two children to educate and not much to do it on. Solved this problem by placing them both at expensive establishments and working to keep them there. Tried various secretarial posts and enjoyed them all but disagreed with the system of coming to work at this time and going home at that time. Decided to work at something which I could do in my own hours and discovered writing. Can recommend it to all thoroughly lazy women. Now live in care-free squalor on a farm near York.”
Goal – “A balcony overlooking the Mediterranean.”
Ambition -“To make up for all those years I wasted working”
Rosamunde Pilcher (from Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia) OBE (maiden name Scott, born 22 September 1924) is a British author of romance novels and mainstream women’s fiction. Early in her career she was also published under the pen name Jane Fraser. Pilcher retired from writing in 2000.