From one of the world's classic authors of romantic suspense comes an edge-of-your-seat story about a young wife and mother who begins to question her sanity in the wake of mysterious happeningsOn a warm, dreamlike mid-July day, Ella Simpson and her six-year-old daughter, Kitty, come upon an abandoned house. They hear a terrified scream from inside . . . and an owl flies out. That night, Ella can't sleep. Has her mind been playing tricks on her ever since her miscarriage, as her husband, Max, insists? Or is there another explanation?Then a woman disappears. Such things aren't supposed to happen in their peaceful suburban town. And Ella can't shake the feeling that she's being watched. When she starts getting anonymous calls, she wonders if she really islosing her grip on reality. Her next-door neighbor Booth Bramwell is the only one who believes she isn't going mad. But it isn't until her daughter vanishes that Ella starts putting the pieces together.
New York Times-bestselling author Dorothy Eden brings World War I-era England to vibrant life in this romantic saga in which destiny turns a lady's maid into a lady It is spring of 1915. Spoiled twenty-one-year-old Clemency Jervis and her Fifth Avenue entourage board the Lusitania, bound for England, where Clemency is to marry the dashing Lord Hugo Hazzard of Loburn. A few miles off the Irish coast, the ship is torpedoed by the Germans. One of the few survivors is Clemency's maid, Hetty Brown, a young woman who resembles her mistress. Surprised to be taken for Clemency, Hetty carries out a daring deception that makes her a nobleman's wife and the mistress of a magnificent country estate, despite doubts about her among some in her aristocratic new set. Suspenseful, surprising, and heartwarming, The American Heiress is a tale of love, war, and the far-reaching, often-unexpected consequences of our actions.
This classic Gothic romance, hailed by the Boston Globe as "a gem of its species," tells the spine-tingling story of a young woman caught up in an English manor's shadowed, violent past--and confronted by the very real dangers that lie within Fanny Davenport has lived at Darkwater ever since she was brought there as a young orphan. She both loves and detests the forbidding English estate on the moors, haunted by the death of its long-ago mistress. When the scream of a bird caught in the chimney pierces the gloom one night, she knows it to be a harbinger of violent things to come. It all begins when Fanny boards a ship to pick up two Chinese children who have been entrusted to her uncle's care. But Adam Marsh, the handsome stranger who hands over the sister and brother, may be an imposter. Then the children's elderly amah disappears. The reappearance of Adam Marsh only raises more questions. Can Fanny trust him? Is he her only ally against a cunning killer waiting to claim one more life?
Romantic suspense meets Hitchcockian storytelling in New York Times-bestselling author Dorothy Eden's nail-biter of a novel about a little girl who vanishes on a trainThe job is simple: to escort seven-year-old Francesca from Rome to England. But it quickly becomes a nightmare for Kate Tempest when Francesca vanishes aboard the Paris Express. Not a single one of Kate's fellow passengers admits to seeing the girl. In fact, nobody remembers her getting onboard at all. But Kate's discovery of Francesca's beloved doll convinces her that Francesca is the victim of foul play.Who took her off the train--and why? And who is the insolent, dark-eyed stranger who keeps turning up? Kate's desperate search takes her across Europe . . . and into the arms of a man she is not sure she can trust as she searches for a way out of a tightening web of lies, deception, and deadly malice.
London nights hold terror for three young women in these blood-chilling novels of romantic suspense that brilliantly convey why the Guardian named bestselling author Dorothy Eden "a mistress of the macabre" A twenty-year-old tragedy looms ominously in Death Is a Red Rose. Cressida Barclay rents a room in a large, decaying London house from an elderly woman whose dead daughter was also named Cressida. Does madness walk this house? Or a cold-blooded evil that could take her life, as well?In Listen to Danger, life brightens up for widowed actress and mother Harriet Lacey when Flynn Palmer, the man who was blinded in the same car crash that took her husband's life, finds her a flat in his beautiful building. But when Harriet hires a new nanny, her nightmares begin anew.Brigit Templar Gaye believes a legendary family curse is responsible for the strange accident that causes her to lie helpless in her bed in the old Templar mansion in Night of the Letter. When her husband brings a stranger into the house, the voices start--terrifying, inhuman whispers that no one but Brigit can hear.Rich in character and atmosphere, these novels will hold you in their unsettling grip long after the last page is turned.
New York Times-bestselling author Dorothy Eden returns to her roots in this riveting romantic saga about an English family that carves out a new life in the primitive wilds of New Zealand . . . and the woman who uncovers their dark secret For Kate O'Connor, desperate to escape her tragic past in England, the opportunity to immigrate to New Zealand with Sir John Devenish and his wife and daughter is a chance to start over.Exhilarated by this wild, primitive place on the other side of the world, Kate's happiness is marred by a love she knows is taboo. When a sudden and suspicious death throws her life into turmoil, she begins to uncover the real reason the Devenish family left England.From a grand townhouse in London to a sheep farm in New Zealand, An Important Family,which was hailed by theCleveland Plain Dealer as"a compulsive page turner," is the story of a country in the midst of colonization--a transformation that parallels Kate O'Connor's own rite of passage into womanhood as she finds her future in a magnificent new land.
Hailed by the New York Times as a novel that "should easily satisfy the same readers who made a bestseller out of Victoria Holt's Mistress of Mellyn," Dorothy Eden's masterwork of Gothic romance presents the story of a governess who falls dangerously in love with the mysterious heir to a manor houseIt's a precarious charade with the highest stakes imaginable. Sarah Mildmay's entire future rests on exposing the current lord of Mallow as the great pretender he is. Blane Mallow, presumed dead after years at sea, has suddenly returned to claim his title--and the magnificent English estate that rightfully belongs to Sarah's fiancé, Blane's cousin Ambrose.Determined to unmask the imposter, Sarah talks her way into a position as governess to Blane's son, Titus. At Mallow Hall, she meets Blane's suspicious wife, Amalie, and the formidable Lady Malvina. But the deception Sarah suspects reveals itself to be far more malevolent and far-reaching than she imagined. As she fights her growing attraction to Blane, the arrival of a stranger sets in motion a series of events that will have deadly consequences. Desperate to protect Titus, Sarah moves closer to a shattering truth: The man she loves may be a cold-blooded murderer . . .
In this page-turning novel of unparalleled romantic suspense by master storyteller Dorothy Eden, a woman disappears and her best friend is plunged into mortal danger Alice Ashton arrives in the middle of a fierce downpour to visit a longtime friend. But when she arrives, there's no sign of Camilla. The cottage's only occupants are a black magpie who quotes Poe and a yellow cat.And the intruder who just crept out the back door.With no one to turn to, Alice is forced to rely on her former beau, Felix Dodsworth, who left her for Camilla. Then a man called Dundas Hill arrives. Could the widower and single father be the mysterious D in Camilla's daily calendar? Or is it Dalton Thorpe, with whom Camilla may have eloped? Now Alice is the target, as a cunning killer leads her to her doom.
New York Times-bestselling author Dorothy Eden brings Gilded Age New York and Victorian England to dazzling life in this romantic saga about an American heiress who defies society's expectations by refusing to live without love The daughter of one of New York City's brash new millionaires and an impoverished socialite, Christabel Spencer inherited both her father's passionate nature and her mother's beauty and breeding. An American debutante in Paris and London, Chrissie waltzed with European princes and English lords, all of whom found her combination of looks and wealth irresistible. Despite her father's dream of having an English aristocrat for a son-in-law, Chrissie is determined not to marry for social status alone. She cannot live without love--and will find it at any cost. Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters, The Millionaire's Daughter is the heartwarming, surprising tale of a young woman caught in the crosscurrents of ambition and desire.
Hailed by Mary Stewart as "a splendid book," Dorothy Eden's acclaimed biographical novel is both an account of the illicit love affair that scandalized Victorian England and the gripping account of the rise and fall of one of Ireland's greatest political leaders Katharine O'Shea is an unhappily married young mother of three when she meets Charles Stewart Parnell, "the uncrowned king of Ireland." They couldn't be more different. Kitty is from an aristocratic English family. Born in County Wicklow to Protestant gentry, Parnell is a passionate crusader for Ireland's oppressed poor. But their first encounter leaves them both with the certainty that something momentous has occurred.Before long, they're engaged in a forbidden liaison--one that will have profound ramifications for Kitty's personal life and Charles's brilliant political career. As their love affair plays out on the world stage, scandal and a scorned husband's revenge conspire to destroy everything Charles has worked to achieve for the Irish.Set against the tumultuous backdrop of late-nineteenth-century England and Ireland, Dorothy Eden's most ambitious novel weaves a passionate, heartbreaking story of a larger-than-life man and woman whose only crime is falling in love.
In this acclaimed, classic Gothic romance by bestselling author Dorothy Eden, a woman falls in love with the nobleman who rescues her from a life on the streets . . . only to find herself in deadly danger at his haunted country estate Orphaned and cast adrift in the world, young sisters Bella and Lally McBride travel to London--only to fall victim to criminals who traffic in human flesh. Rescued by an aristocratic stranger, Bella soon finds herself mistress of a sprawling country estate plagued by the ghost of her new husband's dead first wife.With his first wife gone, Guy Raven needs an heir. And when scandal threatens to destroy his political ambitions, he finds the perfect solution. But marriage to the bold, outspoken Bella is not what he imagined. She arouses a passion that the grieving widower is determined to resist. But danger has followed Bella and Lally to Ravenscroft. As a cloud of revenge and murder descends upon his wife, Guy will risk everything to once again save the woman he swore never to love.
A special three-in-one edition by Dorothy Eden--featuring Bride by Candlelight, Cat's Prey, and Bridge of Fear--in which a bride-to-be, a wedding guest, and a recently married woman come face to face with evil as they innocently prepare to celebrate love Think well before you marry Paul Blaine.In Bride by Candlelight, this anonymous note is the prelude to a series of disturbing events plaguing Julia Paget. At an isolated New Zealand sheep-farming estate, she discovers that her war-scarred husband-to-be isn't the man she fell in love with three years earlier.In Cat's Prey, Antonia Webb journeys to a remote seaside resort in New Zealand to claim an inheritance and attend her cousin's wedding. And even the handsome solicitor who warns her away may not be able to protect Antonia from the evil closing around her.Is Abby Fearon paranoid--or is someone trying to kill her? In Bridge of Fear, this is the question she must answer. Abby arrives in the Australian outback from her native England to find that something has changed in her new husband . . . something that frightens her almost as much as the strange, wild land she now calls home.
This classic romantic novel about a woman and a land that can never be tamed is Dorothy Eden at her spellbinding best Poor, orphaned Briar Johnson serves as maid to two gently reared young women on their voyage from London to New Zealand, a land their aunt in Wellington has assured them is teeming with potential husbands. Desperate for a home of her own, Briar disguises herself in one of her mistress's gowns and slips into the governor's masked ball, hoping to snare a certain tenderhearted gentleman. Instead, her plan goes terribly awry and she attracts the attention of commanding Saul Whitmore. And he wants her to be his wife. For five years, Saul has called New Zealand his home. And something in the primitive frontier calls to Briar. Together they travel to Taranaki, a remote town in the heart of hostile Maori territory. Here, among strangers, warriors, and savages, Briar learns the true meaning of courage. And against all odds, she begins to lose her heart to this wild, beautiful country--and the husband she never expected to love.
Set in England from the 1880s through World War I, this enthralling romantic saga tells the story of a remarkable woman who defies London's aristocratic society and attempts to build a department store that will rival Selfridge'sThe plump, plain daughter of a successful shopkeeper, Beatrice Bonnington has no illusions about her looks--or her marital prospects. So when she receives a proposal from the dashing William Overton--a man she's secretly desired for years--Beatrice can't believe her good fortune. Knowing her husband will never wholly belong to her, she turns her energies to the other great passion of her life: her family's department store. As she endures tragedy, betrayal, and the horrors of war, she builds Bonnington's Emporium into a titan of commerce that rivals London's Selfridge's. But with all of her worldly success, she never stops loving William. One more challenge awaits Beatrice--the battle for her husband's heart.
A New York Times bestseller for four consecutive months, Dorothy Eden's sweeping romantic saga about the colonization of Australia tells the unforgettable story of a mismatched man and woman who carve out a lasting legacy in a beautiful, unforgiving land When Gilbert Massingham chooses Eugenia Lichfield for his bride, he knows the aristocratic beauty is the ideal mistress for his plantation in the Australian wilderness. But the virile, larger-than-life, vineyard-obsessed Gilbert isn't the husband Eugenia imagined when she left England for this untamed land.Then exiled Irish portrait artist Colm O'Connor and prison refugee Molly Jarvis come into their lives, altering the family's destiny. As Yarrabee grows into one of Australia's premier vineyards, a subtle struggle for power begins that will have far-reaching consequences for Eugenia, Gilbert, and their children.Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters, The Vines of Yarrabee presents the vitality and violence of pioneer life and an unusual and moving love story.
A woman vanishes into thin air and nothing is as it seems in bestselling author Dorothy Eden's novel of romantic suspense and international intrigue set in SwedenA situation has developed . . . I've made a decision . . . There is simply no other way.Wilhelmina. The envelope is postmarked from Stockholm. But it's the signature on the note inside that strikes fear into the heart of novelist Grace Asherton. As teenagers, she and her cousin Willa Bedford made a secret pact: If Willa were ever in trouble, she'd send a letter, signing it with her given name.When Grace responds by telegram and receives no reply, she grows concerned and travels to Stockholm, where romance, suspense, and stunning revelations await her. As she uncovers answers to the questions about Willa's plight, Grace becomes desperate to extricate herself from a twisted world of deceit and violence waiting to claim another life.
When beautiful, young Cathleen Lamb accepted employment as historian for the haughty, mystery shrouded O'Riordan family, she soon found herself tangled in a delicate but deadly web of violence, suspicion, and fatal "accidents." Isolated in a gloomy,windswept castle, Cathleen soon found that the secrets she uncovered drew her into a swirling vortex of smoldering hates, strange family relationships, and a past that now threatened her own future. Despite the menace that surrounded her, Cathleen was attracted to the brooding, darkly passionate man who plotted to control the family - the very man who, she feared, might have marked her as the next victim of an "accident..." Readers who enjoy romantic suspense novels in the Gothic tradition will agree that "Miss Eden is an accomplished novelist."
From one of the world's classic authors of romantic suspense comes the thrilling tale of a young woman caught between the desires of two very different brothers while researching a family's secret history in an eerie Irish castleFor Cathleen Lamb, traveling to Dublin to record the history of the mystery-shrouded O'Riordan family is the answer to a prayer. Still grieving over the accident that killed her husband and baby daughter, she hopes to lose herself in other people's lives.But something sinister is going on at the ancient castle at the edge of the moors . . . something beyond the scandalous skeletons rattling around the O'Riordans' closets. The former heir was killed three years earlier in a suspicious fall. The same night, the family matriarch suffered a stroke that left her mute.Despite the malice that surrounds her, Cathleen is drawn to the brooding, darkly passionate man who is plotting to control the family. But even he may not be able to protect her when the crimes of the past reach into the present to terrorize the living.
Dorothy Eden's masterpiece of Gothic romance sweeps readers from nineteenth-century Venice to a magnificent English manor and into a dazzling story of desire, deception, and fatal greed that the New York Times has hailed as "a treasure . . . to the Holt-Stewart audience" Haunted by her scandalous past, Lavinia Hurst accepts a position as companion to young invalid Flora Meryon. But something is very wrong at Winterwood, the Meryons' isolated estate by the sea. And when Flora suddenly becomes heiress to a large fortune, Lavinia realizes that her charge is in mortal danger.It becomes clear that someone is determined not to let Flora live to see her inheritance. Then letters begin arriving from a dead relative. Do ghosts haunt Winterwood? Or is this the specter of living greed? Determined to thwart the deadly plan, Lavinia risks her own life to protect Flora's, while fighting her powerful desire for Flora's father, Daniel, a man tormented by his own demons.Rich in atmosphere and mystery, Winterwood is Dorothy Eden at her Gothic best.
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