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By: Ethel M. Dell (1881-1939)

Book cover The Lamp in the Desert
Book cover The Bars of Iron
Book cover The Keeper of the Door
Book cover Greatheart
Book cover The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories
Book cover The Knave of Diamonds
Book cover The Swindler and Other Stories
Book cover The Tidal Wave and Other Stories
Book cover Rosa Mundi and Other Stories
Book cover The Odds And Other Stories
Book cover The Top of the World
Book cover The Rocks of Valpre
Book cover The Obstacle Race
Book cover Hundredth Chance

In this prequel to "Charles Rex'' by Ethel M. Dell you will meet the aristocratic blackguard Lord Saltash for whom our distressed heroine Maude Brian still holds deep feelings. Dedicated to the care of her younger crippled brother whom she adores, Maude eventually agrees to a marriage of convenience in order to escape from a home which has become unbearable after her mother marries a brutish hotel owner. Jake, an honest, strong and silent type, agrees to the marriage because he is secretly in love with her but refrains from showing it which leads to many regrettable misunderstandings...

Book cover Charles Rex

Excerpt: "Saltash was thoroughly cosmopolitan in his tastes; he liked amusement but he abhorred boredom. He was never really wicked unless he was bored. And then- que voulez vous? He did not guide the star of destiny." On his last night in Valrosa, Saltash returns to his luxurious yacht to find a stowaway, a young woman disguised as a boy. She pleads to be kept by him in order to escape from her abuser. Although ill used by life she is still very pure and Saltash falls head over heels in love with her...

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