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Title:
Tall poppies
Author:
Woods, Janet, 1939-
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
232 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727881366
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Book

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Summary

One woman - two loves . . . - Dorset, 1917. If it's not enough that a girl from a good background is forced to work as a maid, Livia Carr is then violated by her master and falls pregnant. But help unexpectedly comes from her attacker's son, Richard, a WWI hero who is not expected to live much longer. He marries her, and his death, though expected, comes as a great blow. Into the breach steps Livia's first love, Denton Elliot - but he does not know the truth about her child's parentage . . .


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Orphaned and forced into service, thanks to her parents' debts, Livia is the maid at Foxglove House. Her gentle nature endears her to Margaret, the lady of the house, who makes provisions for Livia and her siblings, Chad and Esme, in her will. After Margaret's death, Livia cares for her estate and Margaret's son, Richard, who was gravely injured in WWI. Over time, the two develop feelings for one another, and when Richard's lecherous father rapes and impregnates Livia, Richard marries her and claims the baby as his own. Those feelings quickly intensify into love, even as they know Richard will never live long enough to meet the baby who will be his heir. After Richard's death, Livia's love life turns even more complicated, though with a happy conclusion. Popular British-born, Australia-based writer Woods (Lady Lightfingers, 2011) writes a gentle, pleasant romance about a woman whose grace is justly rewarded.--Walker, Aleksandra Copyright 2010 Booklist