The Summer House

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Allison & Busby, 2009 - Family secrets - 399 pages
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And that's when Oliver Donovan enters her life.Helen knew embarking on an affair was not a wise decision but, for the first time in her life, Helen knew what it felt like to be in love. With the war continuing on foreign shores, Oliver had to return to his regiment - and was never seen again. Learning she is with child, Helen confesses all to her shocked parents, who force her to give up her baby. She vows to find her child again one day. Over twenty years pass and it seems history is about to repeat itself; a new war has begun, and another young woman is about to lose her heart to a serviceman - Can lessons of the past save the heartache of a new generation? -- Publisher description.

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Lady Helen, whose husband is away in the war in 1918, starts an affair which leaves her pregnant. She's whisked away to stay with an aunt, and has the baby forcibly removed for adoption. The baby's ... Read full review


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Mary Nichols has been a radiographer, school secretary, editor, and an information services manager as well as a writer. From short stories and articles for a variety of newspapers and magazines, she turned to writing novels. Mary writes historical romance for Mills & Boon as well as family sagas. She is also the author of The Mother of Necton, a biography of her grandmother, who was a midwife and nurse in a Norfolk village between the wars. She now lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

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