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REISSUE of ANNABELLE published in October, 1998 and ROSABELLE published in December, 1998.

Life Had Treated the Kelland Twins Very Differently.....

Rosabelle. Mrs. Rosabelle Ordway badly needed a holiday from her London home, but the only way was to change places with her identical twin in Berkshire. Philip Winbolt, Annabelle's neighbor, soon began to suspect something. "Ann
Paperback, 601 pages
Published 2000 by Harlequin (first published 1998)
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Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3-pleasant-read
Two books in one and I enjoyed both stories, although I think I enjoyed Rosabelle's (story 1) more because Annabelle's (story 2) became a rehash of the same ultimate problem... dealing with the inevitable identical twin switch. There was good substance and mystery, which made this 2-story book a good read but there are definitely things unexplained in story 1 that are explained in story 2, and vice versa. Also the stories blend which could be confusing if you don't read both stories in order, on ...more
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From the back cover:

Life had treated the Kelland twins very differently...

Mrs. Rosabelle Ordway badly need a holiday from her London home, but the only way was to change places with her identical twin in Berkshire. Philip Winbolt, Annabelle's neighbour, soon began to suspect something. "Annabelle" had changed toward him. She was someone he could adore--but Rosabelle couldn't tell him the truth, for she was in great danger.

Meanwhile, Annabelle Kelland had taken her sister's
May 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Couldn't finish the first part of the book (Rosabelle) unfortunately. The heroine's continuing deception of the hero just got repetitious and boring, since the only thing preventing her from coming clean about it was her own lack of courage. ...more
Apr 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the two stories, probably liked the 1st story a bit better. Annabelle made a couple of decisions concerning her safety that drove me crazy. But, overall, the switching places stories were fun to read.
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This has got to be one of my fave romance reads! It's got the romance mixed in with suspense plus it's got the dual perspectives which I love as well. ...more
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