Sabine is an eye surgeon, but family debts put paid to her ambitions. She has a lover but has become disillusioned with him. In some desperation she takes an office job so as to put everything behind her. However, not everything is as it seems, and she soon discovers her new life becomes complicated when she discovers things about her employer.
He wanted her to pose as his fiancée - for seven dramatic days, which changed the course of her life.... Eve Brayle needed money, and Lewis Belamie needed a fiancée for seven days. To the irrepressible Eve, pretending to be the fiancée of a total stranger was a wonderful joke - and she was getting paid for it. But to Lewis it was serious business. A future wife would impress his wealthy grandmother perhaps enough to...more alter her will in his favour, over his brother and illegitimate cousin.
Roland Wade is ruthless, single-minded, and can think of only one person: himself. Intent on joining the social elite, Roland will do anything to reach his goal. Even steal. Leaving a host of glamorous women in his wake - a shop-girl, an actress, even a Lady - Roland transcends his humble beginnings. But what discovery will change everything? Then Roland takes Lady Hermione Wakelyn as his wife. She is very beautiful as well as mistress of a large fortune but can be oh, so cold.
Olive Heriot and Hugh Manning had been in love for years, but marriage had been out of the question because of the intervention of Olive’s mother. Now, at last, Olive was of age and due to gain her inheritance and the freedom to choose. A dinner party had been arranged at the Heriots' home, and Hugh expects to be able to announce their engagement. Things start to change after a gruesomely realistic game entitled “murder”, which relies on someone drawing the knave of spades after cards are dealt.
Deborah's passions hit new heights after meeting Brian. He arouses in her feelings she was previously totally unaware of. Then, just as she discovers his secret - he is married - she finds herself pregnant. She is facing a lonely existence, but her future looks brighter when Uan enters her life. But he cannot give her what she really wants....
"Great narrator, horrible main character"
When Verne Raydon marries Robert, it is purely for money, and he knows it. Verne despises him yet takes the step that appalls her, but she has no choice. In this loveless arrangement, Robert, who is not unattractive, must have his own motives, but what are they, and what can he possibly gain from such an arrangement?
Diana is only a young girl when Paul, a French seaman and artist, is attracted to her and they become friends, of a sort. She grows up and becomes engaged to Andrew. Then, a chance meeting with Paul has the potential to turn her life upside down. This is a story of conflict, between Diana's need for security and her longing for love
Helena Clurey seemed to have all that life could possible offer: Simon, her devoted husband; sufficient money; and a loving family in which she could take pride. Happy and secure, Helena believes her only problem to be the unruly, immovable family that lodge on the top floor of their house. But then one evening she gets the shock of her life - her steady, simple life - and her apparent contentment is in danger of being shattered by a dark voice from the past....