Poignant, inspiring, and full of wisdom, Morning Song celebrates the joy a new child brings to the life of parents and family. With sources ranging from the Bible, Sappho, and traditional songs to Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, and our outstanding contemporary poets, this beautiful collection summons the cosmic and the comic, the spiritual and the pragmatic, the whimsical and the divine.
Exactly who was the mysterious stranger who caught Joanna's eye and instantly had such an incredible effect upon her senses? On holiday with her twin brother Paul, she was minding her own business, sipping an iced drink in the lovely old town of St. Malo, when the impertinent blue stare of a rather disreputable looking busker totally unnerved Joanna. She tried to flee from him, but fate decreed they should meet again, in circumstances where she felt forced into giving him aid.
On holiday in Paris with her sister, Christina was welcomed into Les Enfants, a happy, carefree group of young people headed by the handsome Dominic. His magnetic charm attracted her, but so did the athletic good looks of tennis star Keir Deneuve, only he was her sister's boyfriend. Then tragedy killed all their happiness, and Christina was forced to return to England. Five long years have passed before she meets Dominic and Keir again, and by then their fortunes have been reversed.
The year is 1960 and everything in Cathy's life seems perfect. She envisages a secure and happy life with the man she adores and whose plans appear to dovetail entirely with her own. She cannot foresee the chain of events which will take her from her cozy Gloucester home into the beautiful but remote Gower peninsula, to live in a decrepit wooden shack where she must face a series of events destined to challenge her to the utmost.
The beautiful and vivacious daughter of a wealthy landowner, Gemma Adamson has no shortage of suitors. Their appeal, however, is limited, and sister Amanda despairs until a chance meeting between Gemma and David Gray, an attractive if 'unsuitable' bachelor. Because his background does not conform with their ideals, the Adamsons warn Gemma against him, but she refuses to listen, until unpleasant truths from David's past life challenge even her loyalty. And they are only the beginning.
"WOW what a Ride, full of surprises"
Lyndsey is enjoying her work cataloguing the treasures in Greystones stately home, until the son of the owner unexpectedly returns after serving two years in prison. James instantly takes over the reins from his mother, asserting his authority over all the staff working there, an unpopular move considering his record. But when Lyndsey learns the big house is in financial trouble, she decides to help him despite being repelled by the heinous crime he was convicted of doing.
Student nurse Julia Harvey is attracted to Craig Everett from the moment of their introduction at her sister's party, but when she discovers he is a senior heart surgeon at the same hospital, her hopes are dashed. Especially when she hears his nickname...Dr. Ice! But when he is accused of being involved in a hit-and-run accident, Craig needs someone to confide in, and Julia is available. Their relationship seems to be deepening, yet Craig will never let the passion that flares between them reach its natural conclusion.
Lyanne glanced sideways at her handsome new husband Michael as his car sped them north to his home in Scotland, and wondered why those words made her feel vaguely uneasy. It wasn't long, either, before those fears became even more dominant in her thoughts, especially with the arrival of Jason and his shocking revelations which Michael had never bothered to mention.
After a whirlwind courtship, Sharon marries Verne, a rich and famous American film director, and the future looks rosy. Soon, however, Sharon finds herself growing jealous of the industry which consumes so much of her husband's time. When tragedy strikes, and Verne is again absent, circumstances prevail upon Nick Ferries to help and comfort her. Within days Sharon is faced with more shattering news...Verne has been arrested and charged with murder.
Kerry's embarrassment at reversing her car into a Mercedes owned by a good-looking stranger increases when she learns that he is an inspector on the local police force. She is even more disconcerted when he takes the flat above hers, but then compassion softens her heart when she discovers he has a paralyzed daughter. She soon realizes, however, that Ross Curran is a difficult man to care about.
No heavy breathing, no verbal threats and yet the mysterious, oppressive silence on the telephone line is equally as frightening to Tessa. She knows that somehow these calls are linked to her past...perhaps to her daughter, Suzanne, and the dark secret which surrounds her birth. At least in Russell Davidson Tessa has found a friend she can trust, but the unexpected reappearance of his brother Richard is very disquieting. And she badly needs Detective Inspector Philip Anthony's professional assistance.