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Title:
All smiles
Author:
Cameron, Stella.
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Publication Information:
Don Mills. Ont. : MIRA, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
440 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781551666150
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Determined to build a new life for herself, povertystricken Meg Smiles takes a job as companion to the madcap sister of her handsome nextdoor neighbor, JeanMarc, Count Etranger, but her employmentand her lifeis soon threatened by a series of strange accidents. By the author of French Quarter. Origin


Author Notes

Stella Cameron was born and raised on the southern coast of England where she met her American husband at a party in London. After their marriage, she left England and went with husband Jerry to Washington State to make a home and raise a family. Like many authors, Stella began her literary career as a reader. As a young girl, Stella was a self-professed reading "addict", devouring all types of literature. She learned very early to retreat from the demands of others into a gentler world -- her own. As a child and a young adult, books saved her because they helped free her while they entertained her. Her love of reading always went side-by-side with her love of writing. Nineteenth-century author Jane Austen was a particular favorite, and Stella admits that she particularly enjoys reading and writing books set in the 1800s, as well as contemporary novels. In 1980, Stella decided she wanted to write professionally. She attended writing classes and wrote short literary fiction for a year. It was during this period that Stella discovered how well-written and intense romantic fiction could be. Using her newly acquired writing skills, she began to write contemporary romantic fiction for Harlequin Americans and Intrigues. After several years, she moved up to Harlequin SuperRomances. In 1992, she made the switch to single titles with her first historical, Only By Your Touch. She has also authored a series entitled Rossmara Quartet along with several other romance titles. Stella Cameron sees herself as an entertainer and historian who adds her perspective to contemporary values through writing.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

"It's not easy being a ghost," grumbles Sir Septimus Spivey from his favorite spot on the staircase newel post at 7 Mayfair Square in 1821 London. The magnificent home Sir Septimus built for his family has now been divided into apartments and turned into a boarding house. He intends to get rid of the boarders one at a time, starting with Meg Smiles. If his ghostly meddling works, Meg will secure a position with Count Etranger as advisor and companion to his sister, Princess Desiree, and leave the house for good. A job is just what Meg needs; she is in "reduced circumstances" since her odious cousin cut her allowance from her father's estate. But the chore of turning a drab, graceless, bad-tempered princess into a charming creature in time for the forthcoming Season is more than a little daunting. Meg's growing attraction to the handsome count doesn't make her job any easier, nor does the fact that someone is apparently out to do her in. This second installment to the Mayfair Square series is sure to please historical romance fans who enjoy steamy love scenes combined with a little mystery, all penned with a lively hand. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved