She Gave Five Years Away To The Wrong ManAt Eighteen Elise Had Eagerly Accepted Peter Westwood S Engagement Ring He Was Handsome And Ambitious, And Her Parents ApprovedThen She Met Shard Cortland A Construction Man Whose Effect On Her She Found Hard To Resist But She Opted For The Good Life And Hastily Married PeterNow, After Peter S Death And Five Years Later, Shard Had Reappeared Wanting To Marry Her Their Mutual Attraction Remained Unchanged, But Marriage With Shard Would Be Risky She Doubted His Integrity And Knew He Had No Use For Love
Laurey Bright she also writes for Silhouette Books Her romances often appear on American stores romance best seller lists and she has been a Rita contest finalist, as well as winning and being placed in several other romance writing contests Her other writing includes non fiction, poetry and long historical fiction, She also is an active defender of the ideology of Feminists for Life, and she has written articles about it Since then she has won other literary prizes both in her native New Zealand and other countries These include the prestigious Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award, with Dying Light, a story about Alzheimer s Disease, which was filmed by Robyn Murphy Productions and shown at film festivals in several countries Starring Sara McLeod, Sam s wife in Lord of the Rings Daphne is often asked to tutor courses in creative writing, and with Robyn Donald she teachs romance writing weekend courses in her home in the winterless north of in New Zealand Daphne lives with her Netherlands born husband in a farmlet, grazing livestock, growing their own fruit and vegetables and making their large home available to other writers as a centre for writers workshops and retreats Their five children, one of them an orphan from Hong Kong, have left home but drift back at irregular intervals She enjoys cooking special meals but her cake making is limited to three never fail recipes Her children maintain they have no memory of her baking for them except on birthdays, when she would produce, on request, cakes shaped into trains, clowns, fairytale houses and, once, even a windmill, in deference to their Dutch heritage from their father Daphne frequently makes and breaks resolutions to indulge in some hearty outdoor activity, and loves to sniff strong black coffee but never drinks it After a day at her desk she will happily watch re runs of favourite TV shows Usually she goes to bed early with a book which may be anything from a paperback romance or suspense novel to history, sociology or literary theory.
- 186 pages
- A Wilder Shore
- Daphne Clair
- 12 June 2019 Daphne Clair