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The Breaking Point

By Denise Robins

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A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1956, and available now for the first time in eBook.

Christa Chalford came to Queen's Lacey as a beautiful young bride,
deeply in love with her husband Tony. But her mother-in-law, Julia, soon
makes it clear that she will never give up her tyrannical reign as
mistress of Queen's Lacey and that she regards Christa as an interloper.

Knowing that nothing would please Julia better than the break-up of her
marriage, Christa fights her mother-in-law with all her young strength.
So it is Tony's brother Richard, warm-hearted, idealistic, that she
instinctively turns for solace. While Julia, the implacable enemy,
watches and waits...

A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of
Romance, first published in 1956, 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: 9781444782059
  • Publication date: 24 Jul 2014
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
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