NOVEL
Origianl Hardcopy Publisher: Doubleday (1979)
Hardcover:
Not Available
Paperback: 460 pp
ISBN: 0595093760
ISBN-13: 9780595093762
Published: July 2000

KEEPING SECRETS

The Great European War and the threat of revolution in Mexico cast suspicion and distrust over the tranquil plazas of the sleepy Texas town of San Antonio, and two women find their lives and destinies entangled in romance, intrigue, and espionage.

Excerpt from KEEPING SECRETS:

--from Electra Cabot
February 28, 1917
All that matters now is what becomes of Emory.
Though both of us will soon be leaving San Antonio, at least I still have ways of protecting myself. Emory may soon fear for his life, however, because he is a gambler and for that kind of man there is always lying somewhere ahead the risk that will prove too high.

--from Camille Devera
June 4, 1918
When I came back to San Antonio in 1914, all I wanted was a place to call home and a normal life. The most I dared hope for was a good job, a taste of big-city excitement, and a room overlooking the river. The least I expected was a fair job, a Sunday matinee now and then, and quarters at the YWCA until I could afford something better.
Instead I wound up with more jobs than a farmer's wife and little more pay, enough excitement to last me forever, though not exactly the kind I had in mind, and a strong doubt that anything, anywhere, will ever be normal again.

Selected Works

Fiction
The tale of one survivor of the London School explosion of March 18th, 1937
Book one of the CLEARHARBOUR TRILOGY. An intriguing story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption, set in the U.S. and England in the dark days of WWI, through the reckless 1920's.
The second book in the CLEARHARBOUR TRILOGY, ELIZABETH'S LEGACY carries forward the story of the Selby family through the romance and political intrigue of World War II, in England and the United States
Sweeping from the English coast to the shores of America, this stunning conclusion to the CLEARHARBOUR TRILOGY follows the Selby family into the third generation.
"The plot is both plausible and facinating. The ending is devastating and unexpected. You won't forget this story ten minutes after you put it down."
-- Gazette Telegraph, Colorado Springs
"Casts a spell!"
-- Publishers Weekly
"Imaginative gusto... feverish... seductive"
-- Harper's Bookletter
"A fascinating multi-generational story that is full of intriguing twist and turns."
-- Booklist
"Poignant yet unsentimental... Engrossing plot... highly recommended."
-- Library Journal
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