Dr. Leon Daudet is a famous Parisian doctor specializing in the heart. One day he meets a young English girl, Valentine, who is spending only a few months in Paris. The doctor finds his own heart struck by deep feelings for her and wants to make this time count. The problem is, he is not the only one contending for her, and to make matters even more dramatic, Valentine’s aunt has left her a hefty inheritance – but only on the condition that she marry within a year. Valentine has no such plans, but the men vying for her love might disagree. The story was written under one of Ida Pollock’s pseudonyms, Susan Barrie, in the 20th century and offers a gripping love tale set in romantic Paris.
A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate. Susan Barrie is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 – 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career. Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the "world's oldest novelist" who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death. On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members. Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.