Misty moors, handsome cousins, an almost castle (a converted abbey), impending invasion, smugglers, spies, secret passages,...

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Misty moors, handsome cousins, an almost castle (a converted abbey), impending invasion, smugglers, spies, secret passages, faithful servants, a young Yankee girl to put things to right (fire the irascible housekeeper etc.)...that's what little tales for tired grownups are made of. Sigh! When Christina Tretton keeps her promise to visit and stay for six months with her fusty English grandfather, France is threatening the English shores. Christina, a plucky girl, becomes all-too- aware of this when she realizes her attractive cousin Ross is playing a double game...ostensibly the leader of a gang of smugglers while actually a secret agent for the crown. Meanwhile her grandfather is playing games with his will. His latest demands that Chris marry either Ross or another cousin Richard or all three lose their considerable inheritance. Chris becomes tentatively engaged to Ross before he slips off to France and arrives back with her mother and Parisian poppet of a sister, Sophie. Ross flips for Sophie, (Chris is tall and capable). But Chris, as we said before, plucky, continues to help and love him by getting into all manner of adventures and guess who wins. And guess who has been secretly an heiress all the time? Then guess the audience.

Pub Date: May 20, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1966