"When she arrived at her Aunt Janet's lovely Caribbean hotel, Jessica Abbott had left nothing of value behind: her parents were dead, she had resigned her job as a schoolteacher, and there'd been no true love in her life. But Maud Hampden had plans for Jessica. A wealthy matriarch, Maud saw in Jessica the perfect companion for her granddaughter, Leila, and a perfect antidote to Leila's wild, promiscuous mother, Catherine. Clearly, Jessica was expected to bring order to a chaotic household that did not even want her, in spite of attractive Kingdon Drew, Catherine's husband in name only, and the atmosphere of fear that encircled them all ..."--Container.
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Review: ColumbellaUser Review - Dayna Smith - Goodreads
Probably my favorite of all Whitney's massive volume of work, this is the story of Jessica Abbott, a former school teacher, who is talked into supervising a troubled teen by the family matriarch. The ... Read full review
Review: ColumbellaUser Review - Katie Watkins - Goodreads
Jessica flees her past and escapes to beautiful St. Thomas Island in the Carribean to stay with an aunt for awhile. While there, she is asked to become a private teacher to a 14 year old girl--Leila ... Read full review