Synopses & Reviews
Only Willoughby Tetford, the American self-made millionaire, was shrewd enough to have any misgivings when his beautiful daughter, Willow, married the handsome English aristocrat. Willow herself, 17, innocent, and deeply in love with her new husband, Rowell Rochford, had complete trust and confidence in the future as she arrived at Rochford Manor in England. And when Rowell's matriarchal French grandmother handed her the keys of the house and told she was the new Chatelaine, Willow believed she held the keys not only to the multitude of rooms of which she was now the mistress but also to love and happiness. On her arrival, she is greeted warmly by her four brothers-in-law: Tony, quiet and studious; Pelham, teasing and flirtatious; the spoilt Francis; and the sensitive Rupert. But she has no inkling of the obsession which grips old Lady Rochford because of events in the past to which she, Willow, is ignorant. Nor does she realize the terrible repercussions the obsession will have on her own life.
About the Author
Claire Lorrimer began writing at the age of 10, encouraged by her mother, the author Denise Robins. Her post as a subeditor on a woman's magazine gave her an insight into the world of publishing, but it was during World War II that her writing career became firmly established. She subsequently turned to historical fiction.