HIDDEN ISLAND by Elizabeth Corbett


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Edith Sewell grown up in the exclusive, decorous, gracious sphere of money and social prominence in New York during the '30's, but her first exposure to the romantic attentions of a young Englishman leads to a rebuff. After a bout of pneumonia, she goes to convalesce, physically and emotionally, on the Maine island where a Paul Stafford is managing her brother's estate. Although she first thinks of him as a ""kind of super hired man"", she later falls in love with him- only to learn that he has a record of embezzlement and a avid first wife. Since marriage is now unthinkable, she turns to Stewart Anderson, less exciting, but still offering more of a future than the ""man with a past""... A teatable type, and about as subdued as the Huntley & Palmers which are always served- unless it might be Peak Freans.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1961
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts