, 1966 - Fiction
- 306 pages
"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.