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Once is Enough

By Denise Robins

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A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1953, and available now for the first time in eBook.

Sylvia Penhurst is forced to bear the burden of her unhappy marriage,
her ardent temperament subdued by her husband's cold unfeeling
behaviour. Then suddenly to her yearning, caged heart comes love, love
of the kind her husband cannot or will not give.

The temptation to surrender to her passionate nature is too much but her
happiness is short lived. For Sylvia has a small daughter and she
realizes too late that in reaching out for a moment's happiness she has
destroyed a child's world.

A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of
Romance, first published in 1953, and available now for the first time
in eBook.

Biographical Notes

Denise Robins was born in 1897. Known as the Queen of Romance, she wrote over 160 novels, selling more than one hundred million copies worldwide. Robins' characters are as varied as her themes - the protagonists ranging from eighteen to middle age - while the wonderful variety of settings includes London, Paris, the Swiss mountains, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Morocco. She died at the age of eighty-eight on 1 May 1985.

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  • ISBN: 9781444781496
  • Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
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