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Title:
Money troubles
Author:
McNeill, Elisabeth.
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 1999.
Physical Description:
250 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727854438
Format :
Book

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With a blend of historical fact and fiction, Elisabeth McNeill presents a novel of age-old class divisions, of the destructive power of money, and of a rich woman's struggle to find her own worth.


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Before Helen's father dies, he instructs her to find her older sister Leonie's baby. Helen is intrigued; she had barely known Leonie, who died when Helen was a young child, and she knew nothing about a baby. She uncovers more troubling facts as she embarks on a dangerous investigation with the aid of Valentine McDermott, a resentful but shrewd attorney. Leonie, seemingly carefree, had drowned herself after giving away her baby. Helen's mother, presumed dead, is living in London. And no one claiming to be Leonie's grown-up child fits the criteria. Helen and Valentine put their lives in jeopardy as they unravel old secrets about a horrific crime. Then, while sleuthing together, they eschew all hostilities and discover much warmer feelings for each other. Although the romantic aspect of McNeill's tale seems superfluous and predictable, the entrancing mystery/thriller story line makes her novel hard to put down: the reader is kept guessing until the very end. --Deborah Rysso