ROYAL PURPLE by Bertita Harding
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ROYAL PURPLE

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The Phantom Crown was very successful, and Bertita Harding won many not only through that book, but through her personality on the platform at the various ""book fairs"" held through western Pennsylvania and Ohio, Chicago and Detroit last year. Rumer says she was the ""high spot"" of the meetings....Now comes her new historical romance, the story of Draga, a peasant girl who inspires love in three men and brings their ruin, and who marries the King of Serbia, Alexander. The story of the lonely Alexander is sinister and pathetic. The paralleling of the romantic life of Draga makes the merging of the two an amazing turn of fate. The author has a fluent and rather unusual style, and a faculty for playing up the personal side of history rather than the factual, while at the same time revealing real soundness of background. A first rate tale, which should appeal to those who like history for its own sake as well as romantic adventure and biography. It has them all.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1935
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill