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Melody

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Popular portrait painter Adrian Locke has the predictable and pleasant life of an accomplished bachelor. Then one morning he receives a letter that begins, "Do you remember Alison Safford? If you don't, I would much rather you made no reply than some vague, polite effort to recall a woman you may not have thought of for nearly twenty years," and his day suddenly fell apart ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1974 by Amereon Ltd (first published 1950)
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Nov 03, 2008 CLM rated it liked it
Adrian fell in love with Alison Safford many years ago, but she was married and determined to remain loyal to a husband many suspected was abusive to her and her daughter. Now her daughter Monica has come to London to ask whether Adrian ever completed the portrait her mother sat for, and her presence is very disturbing to Adrian, just as he has agreed to marry his old friend Madge...

This was a reread, and while it will never be a favorite Thane, it was an interesting read.
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Thane is most famous for her "Williamsburg" series of historical fiction. The books cover several generations of a single family from the American Revolutionary War up to World War II. The action moves from Williamsburg in later books to England, New York City and Richmond, Virginia.
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