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G.K. Hall, Jan 1, 1981 - Fiction - 617 pages
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Young and lovely Sharon Hollis confronts the enmity of fortune-hunting relatives when she marries into the oil-rich Logan family and discovers that Poinciana, their beautiful Palm Beach estate, has a mysterious past

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Poinciana may be romantic suspense, but it also offers, through two examples, the folly of young women with mother issues so desperate for love and attention that they seek it iunwisely. The title is ... Read full review

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Phyllis A. Whitney moved around quite a bit during her youth, from Japan to China, the Philippines, and the United States. Her first novel, for adolescents, was A Place for Ann (1942). Winner of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, Whitney mixes an intriguing blend of mystery and romance that has kept her fans happy for many years. Often her stories have the feel of Gothic thrillers, with brooding castles and old family secrets hidden away. Often her protagonists are strong, even liberated, women who are intent on uncovering the mysteries. Whitney, who loves writing, strives to create escapist plots but balances them with realistic female characters with whom her readers can identify.

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