WHITE VIOLETS by Edward Crandall

WHITE VIOLETS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A corsage of festering pride and hatred has an almost overpowering fragrance- and tells of Mrs. Porter, lonely in her Newport mansion where Helen Stone comes- as her secretary. The contemptuous servility of her butler; the parasitic deference of permanent houseguests; the unanswered questions in the death of Helen's predecessor and her attraction to the same young man- all builds to the returns of Mrs. Potter's husband and a vicious retaliation. As you can see, this has everything for entertainment, a little less for believability.

Pub Date: Feb. 3rd, 1953
Publisher: Little, Brown