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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Gina and her brother Sebastian weren't literally beggars - but they were financially dependent on Mark Proctor though he was no relation to them, merely their stepmother's brother. Sebastian, at 18 well on his way to becoming a charming waster, saw nothing amiss in the situation, but Gina found her dependence galling and worrying. Particularly when she realized that she wa ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Romance #1218
Published July 1968 by Harlequin Books (first published 1932)
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3 Stars ~ When Gina's father died, she and her brother were brought from Ireland by her step-mother to live in England. Their father had left them penniless and so it was Julia's brother, Mark, who set them up in a house in a small village outside of London. Gina, a year older than Sebastian, is now 19 and worrying about her future. Sebastian is studying for scholarship exams for Oxford, though he is loath to go as he'd prefer to pursue a career as a musician. Mark is a busy London attorney, tot ...more
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people with a soul :)
I've read this book 10 times at least over the years, it's a comforting old friend! it's such a lovely story and a good book - not "just a harlequin"

I love stories where the H & h have known each other a long time, seems more believable than love after 3 weeks. Mark was always enchanted by Gina, and she slowly came around to seeing his worth and to feel a profound sweet love for him. I would have wished for a different ending for her brother Sebastien, but all in all everything works. it's swee
A terribly sweet, gentle old-fashioned romance set chiefly in Sussex. Quite a rambling coming of age story, with an evil stepmother and her awful beau. It has a really lovely older hero, who acts as their guardian.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Such a beautiful story and a bittersweet ending. The hero was perfect as all Sara Seals heroes are.
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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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