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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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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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Althea, Cressida and Phoebe have been friends since their schooldays. Talented artistic Cressida lives for her work. Phoebe has a career as an actress, but she has always given priority with her time to her married lover. Only Althea ever married, but she worries that she no longer loves her second husband, the arrogant Geoffrey Lewis. As is there custom every summer, the Lewises are preparing for their annual charity garden fete, and Althea is delighted when Phoebe suggests she engage the services of a fortune-teller called Madame Tokoly. But what seems an excellent addition to the fete turns out to be unnerving and unwelcome when the fortune-teller's dire predictions for Geoffrey's future prove uncannily accurate...

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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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At 17, Scilla's world fell apart when her first love, Dallas, returned to Australia without even saying goodbye. Ten years later she moves to Libya to make a fresh start as nanny to her sister's children. Her life, at long last, is moving on. But Benghazi was the last place she expected to hear an Australian accent...

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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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Sally, Lee, Clare, inseparable companions through their school days, had made a vow at fifteen to meet up with each other in ten years time. Now at twenty-five, and as young women, they remember their younger selves.Lee, just beginning to make a name for herself in the artistic world. Entirely self-supporting since the death of her parents a few years previously, Lee had thrown herself heart and soul into her work.Clare has blossomed into an attractive and independent woman. By nature calm, placid, outwardly cool. It takes a good deal to shake her poise. But somewhere deep within her, Clare feels the warning note telling her that when one day she falls in love, everything would be different.Sally is vivacious but also headstrong and selfish, and is now engaged to Mark. They reunite for Sally's engagement party, but complications arise when Clare suddenly finds herself in love with her schoolfriend's fiancee ...

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An Open Door

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Relentless Storm

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For Always

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When Lindsey Carter's husband dies, she is left poor but not devastated - their marriage was a loveless one. Waiting in the wings in is her childhood sweetheart, Glynn, but Lindsey is determined to put her two small sons first.She takes up her pen in order to keep the boys at their expensive public school, and is pleased to receive an offer for what she hopes will be the first of many novels. But Lindsey has caught the eye of her suave, handsome literary agent, Paris Rogers, and has other ideas about her future. Torn between the magic of the past and the roller-coaster ride of the future, Lindsey faces an impossible choice.

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Beneath the Sun

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It was a routine flight to Africa but the passengers were destined never to arrive. Hijacked at gunpoint, the pilot is forced to land in the desert where, in the blistering heat and with remote chance of rescue, the passengers face imminent death.For Chris and Liz, on their honeymoon, the intense passion they share proves to be an even deeper and stronger commitment than they had realised - until now.And for the stewardess Eve, and handsome American Bruce Mallory, will the lighthearted mid-air flirtation end - as it always does - on landing?

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Variations

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A compelling collection of 15 short stories from the bestselling Claire Lorrimer, perfect for bedtime reading or a quick read on the go.The stories are:The Snake BeltOne in ThreeThe White DovesThe Angel and the Witch or Miss Tansley's Easter PlayTrust MeOnce a YearGoat's LooseThe Patient in Number Twenty-twoComfort and JoyTwo Sides to a CoinOld Toys WantedA True StoryPoor Little Rich GirlProgressThe Garden

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The Woven Thread

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Jennifer Winfield goes to work as a residential secretary at the Manor House, where the elderly Lady Barclay is researching a book of the family history. Jenny intends the job to be merely a means of filling the time until her fiancé, Peter, returns from an assignment abroad. But although life is initially uneventful in the secluded Manor, it does not remain so for long.The unexpected arrival of Simon Barclay and a young American, Allan Howe, turn Jenny's world upside down. Unprepared for the powerful attraction she feels for two very different men, Jenny's emotions veer chaotically out of control. Now unable to face Peter, she breaks off their engagement. but knows there is no certainty that either Simon or Allan will want to take his place.Then, history seems to repeat itself as the Barclay ancestors merge with the present in an intriguing, disturbing and strangely romantic manner. but with sinister undertones that threaten tragedy.

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A Voice in the Dark

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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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The Secret of Quarry House

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At twenty-four Kate marries her first love, Campbell Rivers. She becomes mistress of Quarry House, a Jacobean mansion set brooding and isolated on the Yorkshire moors. Kate is blissfully happy, but gradually, fuelled by rumours of the fate of Campbell's first two wives, she begins to sense the menace that surrounds the house. As her anxiety becomes more acute, she realises that her life is at stake. For her very survival she must unearth the sinister secret of Quarry House - before it is too late.

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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?