Melanie has been the ward of Sir James and called the estate of Wroxford Priory her home. When Sir James dies and the new heir – his nephew – arrives, things are not off to a great start. Thinking that Melanie is the maid, Sir Luke gives out orders and causes Melanie to move out. Yet their relationship soon changes as Sir Luke does his best to woo Melanie, whose feelings also begin to heat up. Enticing her to move back in, things soon take a different turn for the two. The novel written under one of Ida Pollock’s pseudonym, Susan Barrie, provides a classic memorable Pollock love tale.
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.