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When the summer people have gone
Ellis, Julie, 1933-
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 1998.
Physical Description:
186 pages ; 23 cm


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Stephanie Richards is a single parent juggling her life to bring up her fouryear-old daughter, hold down a full-time job as head waitress at the family restaurant -- and finalise her divorce from her violent, unscrupulous husband. Paul Hamilton is a burnt-out derivatives broker recuperating from a bout of pneumonia and the strain of maintaining the expensive lifestyle his family seems to demand.

They meet on an empty winter beach in out-of-season Montauk, and the instant attraction they experience is strengthened by the discovery that they have much in common. Both wish their lives had taken other directions, other turnings, aware that they are missing something -- or someone -- special. Their love seems destined to endure, but what will happen when the real world returns to intrude on their few snatched days of paradise ...'

Author Notes

Julie Ellis was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1933. Before becoming a full-time author, she acted in Off-Broadway shows and wrote radio and television scripts. Her first novel was published in 1960 and from then to 1974, she wrote 143 contemporary, gothic and romantic suspense novels including Eden, The Only Sin, Savage Oaks, and The Hampton Women.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Single parent Stephanie Richards works hard raising her four-year-old daughter, waitressing in the family restaurant, and trying to divorce her unfaithful, abusive estranged husband. Her life in Montauk has been rough, and only the support of her beloved grandmother has made it tolerable. While strolling on the beach before work one morning, Stephanie meets Paul Hamilton, a stressed-out businessman on a forced holiday. As Stephanie and Paul share morning coffee and confidences, they discover that they are kindred souls, and their passion transcends ties to family, friends, and spouses. However, there is one person endangered by their love, the only person Stephanie adores more than Paul--her daughter. As Stephanie's husband makes a custody bid for their child, Stephanie must choose a new direction for her life, and best-selling Ellis wraps up yet another contemporary tale sure to please her fans. --Melanie Duncan

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