No one is more surprised than Kathy when she receives an invitation from Lady Fitzosborne for some weekend festivities. Usually, such invitations are extended to her more attractive two sisters. She prepares to make herself useful and instead manages to catch the eye of a Portuguese aristocrat. The mystery man woos her, setting off events almost too dreamy to be true. Yet as their relationship deepens, Kathy soon discovers that there is more to the man than meets the eye. The Cinderella-like romance tale from the 20th century was written under one of Ida Pollock’s pseudonyms, Susan Barrie.
A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate.
Susan Barrie is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 — 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career.
Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the “world's oldest novelist” who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death.
On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members.
Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.