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Title:
A turn in the road
Author:
Ellis, Julie, 1933-
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Edition:
First world edition published in USA.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Severn House, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
234 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
When a successful New York lawyer joins a small-town legal practice and seeks to find the daughter she has long ago given up for adoption, she finds herself drawn into a complex murder investigation which opens old wounds.
General Note:
Originally published: Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2003.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780727860446
Format :
Book

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A new novel of mystery and romance from the popular author of the Hampton saga
Orphaned whilst still in her teens, and forced to give up her illegitimate baby for adoption, April Winston must make her own way in life. She forges a career as a successful New York lawyer, and enjoys the wealth and respect that come with it. But there's something missing. She yearns to know what has happened to her long-lost baby daughter, and envies her married friends Bob and Nicole their happy family home. When Bob offers April partnership in his small-town legal practice, she seizes the opportunity of a quieter, more fulfilling pace of life.
Within days of April's arrival, however, the little town of Magnolia is shaken to its core by the sudden death of a baby girl. Bob and April are soon drawn into what will fast become a complex, disturbing and - for April, especially - emotional murder inquiry.


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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Booklist Review

April Winston is a successful lawyer with a big New York firm, and one of the best aspects of her job, as she sees it, is her pro bono work. April has been married and divorced, has spent most of her life making up for her distressing upbringing, and can never forget the baby she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. When her boss demands she stop taking pro bono cases and a dear friend asks her to join his small-town practice, she decides to go for it. No sooner has she moved to little Magnolia than she finds herself representing a young mother, Beth, who is accused of murdering her baby. Not only does April find love with the young mother's father but her life is forever changed when she realizes that Beth is the child she gave up for adoption. Now April has more reason than ever to find the real killer, before her daughter is convicted of murder. Fast paced and moving, Ellis' latest is another winner. --Maria Hatton Copyright 2004 Booklist