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3.35  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  8 reviews
For a year the glamorous Sylvie had been corresponding with Adam Soames, and the personality revealed in the letters had so intrigued him that now he was coming home to visit her.

But the letters had actually been written by Sylvie's younger, plainer cousin Sarah. What would happen when the three of them met at last?
Paperback, Mills & Boon Romance #497, 189 pages
Published November 1970 by Mills & Boon (first published 1970)
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I’m attracted to vintage romance by the nostalgia factor. I have this love of classic British, where everyone is beautifully put together and they have sparkling conversations while sipping gin, and get very stoic about suffering. The British have the capacity to be cosy or witty around the most incredible horrors that is just magical. I like vintage romance because I can pretend that the heroines are Anne or George from the Famous Five, or even (and this can be a stretch, given what happened at ...more
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars ~ At the farewell party for Adam's mineralogical expedition to the Himalayas, he became enchanted with a young woman who reminded him of his dead fiancee. As he was the head of a party of students, and he had grown a beard in preparation for the trip, the girl, Sylvie took a shine to calling him Professor. And when she flirtatiously asked him if he'd bring her back a snow-leopard, he promptly agreed on the condition that she wrote to him, keeping him informed on the doings here at home. ...more
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This wasn't your typical harlequin as the ow was on every page but the moments the mc were together was special and it was well written with so much depth. Adam is one of my favourite heroes✨
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sara Seale is the queen of the unnerving age difference between h and H. Sometimes it works, and sometimes (OK, many times) words such as "predator" or "power differential" or "ICK" pop into my mind regularly. This one is in the second category (most are) because not only is there an age difference and an experience difference, there's an intellectual difference. The H seems to feel superior to the situation he's been placed in most of the time, which is good, but at the same time there's an alo ...more
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Loved it, with a capital "L". ...more
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Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why must Sara Seale insist on making so many of her heroines plain? And in the case of poor Sarah, constantly harping on about her plainness through the mouth of every character including the hero. Honestly, one starts to wonder if she is somehow deformed.

Even in the final few pages of romantic denouement, there’s this backhander from hero Adam Soames:

"For me you will always have charm, no matter how plain you look…"

“Dear Professor” (also he’s not a professor, nor ever was) might have been m
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite Sara Seale novels. I would give it a 4.5.

A little twist on Cyrano.

Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Adam is a mineral research scientist , not really a professor but a geek nonetheless. He is about to leave England for the Himalayas on a year long expedition. At his farewell party, he meets sexy Sylvie. She asks for some outrageous gift upon his return, he asks her to write to him in return.

Sexy Sylvie is too busy with competing boy friends. She also keeps playing vain stunts to keep up the fragile, pretty girl image. So no time to write. Job passed on to the dutiful goodie-goodie younger cous
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Sara Seale was the pseudonym used by Mary Jane MacPherson (d. 11 March 1974) and/or A.D.L. MacPherson (d. 30 October 1978), a British writing team who published over 45 romance novels from 1932 to 1971. Seale was one of the first Mills & Boon's authors published in Germany and the Netherlands, and reached the pinnacle of her career in the 1940s and 1950s, when they earning over £3,000/year. Many o ...more

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