Daphne Clair





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Daphne Clair de Jong decided to be a writer when she was eight years old and won her first literary prize for a school essay. Her first short story was published when she was sixteen and she's been writing and publishing ever since. Nowadays she earns her living from writing, something her well-meaning teachers and guidance counsellors warned her she would never achieve in New Zealand. Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, and a collection of them was presented in Crossing the Bar, published by David Ling, where they garnered wide praise.

In 1976, Daphne's first full-length romantic novel was published by Mills & Boon as Return to Love. Since then she has produced a steady output of romance set in New Zealan
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Average rating: 3.24 · 1,530 ratings · 170 reviews · 55 distinct works · Similar authors
The Loving Trap

3.69 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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Grounds for Marriage

3.14 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Riccioni's Pregnancy / ...

2.87 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Salzano's Captive Bride

2.97 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Dark Rememberance

3.53 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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The Timber Baron's Virgin B...

2.92 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Infamous Bargain

3.65 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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The Wayward Bride

3.67 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Wife to a Stranger

3.40 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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Edge of Deception

3.55 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1995 — 9 editions
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