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Just the mention of his name... and for Elise Sanderson the years simply rolled away, bearing her back on a sea of bittersweet memories to those heady, dangerous days before the flames of war had ravaged the East.
Then, in the golden days of her youth, she had swept through the doors of the Orient's great hotels, into a world where bell-boys ran to answer every whim, where
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Hardcover, 496 pages
Published March 27th 2014 by Policy Press (first published 1985)
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Read for the 2017 August TBR Challenge: Kicking It Old School

Originally published in 1984, this definitely has the feel of books written in the 70s and 80s. I got this book from Open Library because forbidden love combined with war time setting is my kind of catnip and used copies of this book--at least here in the US--sell for a crazy price. Unfortunately, the downloadable format is not available, so it's restricted to online reading.

This story is an epic love affair between Elise Sanderson (m
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