Columbella

Columbella

eBook - 2017
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A governess becomes entangled with a dysfunctional and dangerous family in this novel by a New York Times &́#x80;“bestselling &́#x80;œ master of suspense&́#x80; (Mary Higgins Clark). Finally liberated from her cruel and domineering mother, twenty-eight-year-old schoolteacher Jessica Abbott has accepted a position as governess in Hampden House, a crumbling plantation on the cliffs of St. Croix. Her charge is Leila Drew, the oppressed teenage daughter of a pathologically punishing mother. But the vulnerable girl is not Catherine Drew&́#x80;™s only victim. For years, Catherine&́#x80;™s desperate husband, King, a man to whom Jessica is irresistibly drawn, has been searching for the means to a safe escape&́#x80;”for himself and Leila&́#x80;”from this ruin of a family. As Jessica becomes further entwined in the violent dynamics of the Drew family, she realizes Catherine&́#x80;™s wretched power may be grounded in a secret that has trapped not only King and Leila, but herself as well. A recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, Phyllis A. Whitney was hailed by Mary Higgins Clark as &́#x80;œa superb and gifted storyteller, and a master of suspense.&́#x80; This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author&́#x80;™s estate.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Open Road Media Romance,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781504043854
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (256 pages)

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