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Alexia's secrets [text (large print)] / Una-Mary Parker.

By: Parker, Una-Mary.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sutton : Severn House Large Print, 2009Edition: Large print edition.Description: 350 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780727878137 (hbk.); 0727878131 (hbk.).Subject(s): Debutantes -- Fiction | Social classes -- Fiction | Large type booksGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Large type books.
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The new novel from a bestselling storyteller - May, 1919. For Alexia Erskine, whose father gambled away his fortune, her first debutante ball is an unparalleled opportunity. From her first encounter with Simon Seymour, dashing heir to the Earl of Clifton, Alexia is swept up into a glamorous world, until the season climaxes with their shocking marriage. Only on their return from honeymoon does Alexia begin to realize that the image of a happy, aristocratic family is all smoke and mirrors . . .

Originally published: Sutton: Severn House, 2008.

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Alexia Erskine has been brought up in an unhappy family in early-twentieth-century England. Her once well-off father has gambled away the family money, and her mother is bitter and fights constantly with her husband. The only person who seems to love Alexia is her grandmother. Then a miracle happens. Her father's old friends, the Cliftons, invite Alexia to their country estate for the weekend. When she arrives, she sees the Cliftons' beautiful home as a dream come true, and when she meets the dashingly handsome heir, Simon Clifton, her happiness is complete. She determines then and there to become part of this wealthy and desirable family. After a short courtship, she and Simon are married, much to the disgust of his parents, who believe Alexia is a gold digger. Although she ignores her in-laws' dislike, the happiness Alexia seeks eludes her. This is a satisfying, nicely detailed historical romance featuring an inventive plot, intriguing characters, and a feisty heroine.--Melton, Emily Copyright 2008 Booklist