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Coral Glynn by Peter Cameron
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On a damp dreary day in the 1950's, when home nurse Coral Glynn arrives at a remote English mansion to care for its dying matriarch, Mrs. Hart, she meets Mrs. Hart's lonely war-wounded son, Major Hart, who desires her company, and housekeeper Mrs. Pence, who does not. Solitary walks in the nearby forest are a welcomed pastime, until unpleasantness ensues. Soon after, the hope of marriage is complicated by a mysterious murder, a missing ring, misplaced letters, secrets and misunderstandings. We feel for our often unsure characters as they muddle through this beautifully told, curiously compelling and surprising story. (Susan R., Reader's Services)

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Chuck "Pence" might actually have been a more appropriate surname for the housekeeper, but actually it is "Prence".


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