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Claire Lorrimer



Claire Lorrimer wrote her first book at the age of twelve, encouraged by her mother, the bestselling author Denise Robins. After the Second World War, during which Claire served on secret duties, she started her career as a romantic novelist under her maiden name, Patricia Robins. In 1970 she began writing her magnificent family sagas and thrillers under the name Claire Lorrimer. She is currently at work on her seventy-first book. Claire lives in Kent.
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Georgia

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Emotions

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Emotions is a delightful collection of short stories by Claire Lorrimer. Each in its way covers an emotion all women will recognize, and many of which are true reflections of women's experiences past and present. Indeed, First Love is a true story from Claire's own childhood. Her love of children and understanding of the elderly have enabled her to write these charming vignettes, all of which will touch the hearts of readers.

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The Reckoning

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Clare and Mark Bainbury, married for four years, are gradually becoming aware that life may not turn out exactly as they might like. Mark's career is not as lucrative as he had hoped and Clare's growing obsession for a child creates a distance between them that neither is certain how to breach. When Mark meets glamorous starlet Diane Derry, Clare retreats even further from their marriage. Increasingly it seems that they love which once consumed them both maynot be strong enough to survive these troubled times.

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The Faithful Heart

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Harriet was very young when her ambitious, unscrupulous mother succeeded in parting her from Paul, the impecunious medical student Harriet loved. So successfully was Harriet convinced that Paul did not return her deep-felt love, that it was not long before she turned in her loneliness to the eligible Tony, it is not long before Harriet finds herself fighting against her disillusionment and doing her best to remain loyal to her vows. But by chance Paul comes back into her life just at the point at which she is most alone and in need of a friend.

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Dead Reckoning

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The Search for Love

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At seventeen, beautiful green-eyed Beverly Bampton knew just what she wanted. She was madly in love with Jonnie Colt and dreamt of nothing more than being his wife, lover and best friend. And once she became mother of his five children, their world was finally complete. Then why was Jonnie becoming increasingly distant? Perhaps something -- or someone -- was conspiring against her. Can the depth of her love save them?

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Never Say Goodbye

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Connie's Daughter

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Mysterious and attractive, Clare is a wartime VAD nurse, and is engaged to Robin Claye, an army officer. On the surface Clare appears to be happy. However, will the scandalous past of her parents continue to haunt her?

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The Reunion

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An Open Door

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A heartfelt romance novel from the author of THE RECKONING and SECOND CHANCE which features Susan Parish who, after losing her husband in the war, is raising her son in the quiet seclusion of the country. Despite her better judgement she falls in love with Gareth Everett, her next-door neighbour and husband of her best friend.

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Relentless Storm

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While skiing in the French Alps, a wild mountain storm forces art student Rory Howes and his friend Knut Olsen to seek refuge at the remote Abbaye St Christophe. They are offered hospitality by the beautiful and enigmatic Baroness Inez Leyresse.Rory finds himself attracted to Alex, the English au pair, while the Baroness' passion for the young artist becomes obsessive and disturbing. Conscious of this uneasy love tangle, Rory is aware of something far more sinister - the aura of evil, which surrounds the abbey and its inhabitants.Gradually, they all realise that the centuries-old curse carried by generations of the Leyresse family is gaining a terrifying relevance.

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For Always

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Beneath the Sun

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Variations

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The Woven Thread

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A Voice in the Dark

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Laura Howard, a young English nurse on holiday in Italy, helps the Contessa dell'Alba return to her home after an illness. Laura is befriended by the family and feels herself drawn to Domenico, the Contessa's blind son. To her horror, she suddenly realises that his life is in danger. Enmeshed in a web of intrigue and confusion and unable to find the source of the threats, Laura despairs of her inability to convince the family that they are in mortal danger. Finally aware of her love for Domenico, she tries desperately to uncover the mystery but she soon finds out that her own life is in danger too.

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Troubled Waters

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Glasgow, 1961. At the age of twenty-one, Alison Craig lives a quiet, unassuming, but boring life. When her father died and her mother became bedridden with arthritis, Alison was forced to drop out of university and start working in a biscuit factory. While her colleagues and friends are all married or getting engaged, Alison still lives at home with her ailing mother while courting her childhood sweetheart, Bob, when she is able to leave the house once a week. But then Michael Boyce, the handsome new English doctor, comes into Alison's life and sweeps her off her feet. New feelings of love and passion excite her, but she should have known that there would be obstacles to overcome before she could be truly happy. Jealousy, insecurity and mistrust plague the young couple, but will they ever be able to see past them and find happiness together at last?

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The Shadow Falls

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One-time teenage sweethearts, Samantha and Greg, decide to marry. But inexplicably, Greg postpones the wedding, disappearing for days at a time and refusing to offer any reason for his disconcerting behaviour. Gradually, a disturbing picture of Greg begins to emerge. Although he eventually agrees to the marriage, he is seen with a mysterious woman soon afterwards. Then a stranger turns up asking questions. Samantha realises something very alarming is happening. Not only does she fear for her marriage, she fears for her life too.

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The Secret of Quarry House

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Second Chance

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Louise Endor is just seventeen when she discovers she is pregnant. The father, a married man with two other children, has no intention of leaving his wife, but Louise is determined to keep her son Paul, and to work towards a better life for him. Disowned by her father, she goes to work on a farm in Sussex. The location is idyllic, the work hard but enjoyable, and her relationship with her new employer, Howis Windlesham, gets off to a flying start. There is only one serious drawback: Louise has had to leave Paul with foster parents, and visiting him at weekends is breaking her heart. She must find a way for them to be together soon. Can she turn to Howis for help, or does she risk losing everything she has worked so hard to achieve?