Easter at the Lakes
Mary Styles is a thirty-something shy librarian who lives and takes care of her cranky mother. At the library, she meets Gerald Ralston, a charming and quiet man. They meet for lunch a couple of times, and Gerald learns of the boring life Mary lives. He encourages her to put her mother in a nursing home so that she can go to the The Lakes hotel for the Easter holiday. Mary is hesitant, but takes his advice, surprising both her cantankerous mother and... In the Shadow of the Nile
Laura's mother is determined that her daughter will marry Edward Burlington, the catch of the year. But, Laura falls in love with Ahmed, an Egyptian prince. Ahmed tries to tell Laura that their romance will never work, since he's Egyptian, and she's British. But Laura doesn't listen, and runs away with him in Egypt to elope. Unfortunately, Ahmed is killed in a train crash. Laura's family disowns her, so Ahmed's family takes her in.
Laura gives ... Melissa
When World War II starts, Ginny's village volunteers to offer the children of London temporary homes to keep them safe from the bombs. It is then that Ginny meets Alistair and Melissa. Alistair lives with Ginny's family, while Melissa gets to live in a mansion with the rich lady of the village. Alistair and Ginny become very close, but Melissa stays to herself and doesn't befriend any of the children in the village. It is there that Melissa's talent ... Reckmire Marsh
Joanna is the only child of Linda and Robert Albemarle. Linda was spoiled and sheltered by her parents and has an unnatural hatred of the sea because her cousin drowned in it. As a result of his death, Joanna is never allowed to visit her father's family because they live near the Atlantic ocean.
Then, Robert is sent to Singapore on government business. The family persuades Linda that she should be at her husband's side, and that Joanna can be enro...
Mervyn is a high school art teacher who ends up falling in love and marrying one of his old students, Moira. They move to an island near Greece where Mervyn pursues his career as an artist and Moira trys to be the perfect housewife. Life is good until Moira gets bored with it all. She misses her family and the simple life she led. While spoiled Moira sits at home and pouts, Mervyn sees more of their neighbor Leonora, a rich Italian heiress. Mervyn a... The Hills Are Eternal
Tessa's mother, Diana, has always talked to her of her old home, a beautiful and huge mansion called Glamara. Diana can never return home because she disobeyed her father and married a man he didn't choose for her. When Diana's husband dies, she has to fend for herself and her child. They live in poverty for some years, but Diana is able to provide for herself and her daughter by getting employment and eventually marrying well.
When Diana dies, Tes... The Sunflower Girl
Marie Claire is a young school girl with big dreams of going to a university and becoming somebody. But all this changes when she meets Andrew, a British aristocrat visiting his wealthy friend in France. After Andrew leaves for Britain upon hearing that his older brother has died, Marie Claire finds out that she is pregnant. She believes Andrew's promise that he will return to France. Andrew does return to France...but with his wife.