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Charlotte Vale Allen
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Gentle Stranger

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Sharing a brief but spectacular romantic encounter on the worst day of their lives, a once-famous ballerina and a man much younger than herself wonder if their love will last beyond a one night stand.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 28th 1999 by Island Nation Press (first published December 1st 1977)
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When her photographer daughter, Emma, dies as a result of being beaten and raped, Jacqueline Evannier's peaceful life is thrown into complete turmoil. In her grief, she accepts the consolation and affection offered by Phil Aylmer who happened to be on the scene of Emma's attack.

The loss of her only child sends Jacqueline-a former prima ballerina of international renown-down an entirely unexpected path. While continuing to need the solace offered by Phil, she is becoming an activist: trying to ch
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Charlotte Vale-Allen was born in Toronto and lived in England from 1961 to 1964 where she worked as a television actress and singer. She returned to Toronto briefly, performing as a singer and in cabaret revues until she emigrated to the United States in 1966.

Shortly after her marriage to Walter Allen in 1970 she began writing and sold her first novel Love Life in 1974. Prior to this book's public

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