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The Kissing Gate

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"See me when you grow up."

In the patronizing way adults often use, Clem made this comment to Silver when she was little more than a child.

Now she was a woman and had returned to the place where she had spent her childhood. Would Clem remember those happy times? Did Silver really care whether he did or didn't?
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Published January 1975 by Harlequin Books
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Fiona Marsden
Sep 17, 2014 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it
Silver has grown up on Norfolk Island and belongs to the original Bounty families. Her neighbour growing up was Clem, a young sculptor who lived in a fairly primitive house he has built with the property owners permission in a wood entered by an old fashioned kissing gate.

When she returns after a two year absence working on the mainland, Silver finds the owner of her beloved wood has died and the property is up for sale.

The story centres around her machinations to get the wood, watched by Clem w
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Oct 27, 2014 Tishke rated it really liked it
You can take the girl out of the Island, but maybe in this case it’s true that you can't take the Island out of the girl! Not entirely, anyway. Something, deep down, continued to yearn, across cities and continent, for the sight of the woods,her woods! Her wood with the cliff where you could have a 360 degree view of the ocean, the peaceful pine trees, the juicy guava trees, the orchestra of the song birds, and a lone kissing gate but what she didn't realize was her longing for what she helped ...more
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Apr 26, 2009 Lisa rated it it was ok
There are definitely better romances out there, but what I found interesting was that there is no SMUT in older Harlequin's. Time's have really changed! And the story REALLY makes you want to go to Australia!
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Enid Joyce Owen Dingwell, née Starr, was born on 1908 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. She wrote as Joyce Dingwell and Kate Starr at 80 romance novels at Mills & Boon from 1931 to 1986. She was the first Austalian writer, who lives in Australia, published at Mills & Boon. Her novel The House in the Timberwood (1959), had been made into a motion picture: The Winds of Jarrah (1983). Her ...more
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