Friday, May 1, 2009

The Trouble with Playboys by Margaret Tanner



When a wealthy Englishman, Paul Ashfield travels to Australia in search of the birth mother he thinks deserted him, he never expects to meet and fall in love with Daphne Clarke. Upon meeting her parents, Paul is horrified by the possibility that they have the same mother. He beats a hasty retreat, believing he has slept with his sister.

Amidst the turmoil of WW2 they meet again in singapore, where he discovers the truth, Daphne is not his sister. They marry as the Japanese pour into Malaya and Singapore teeters on the birnk of invasion. In the chaotic aftermath, each believe the other has died during the bombing. When they finally see each other again, it is in a church, where Paul is about to enter into an arranged marriage.

9 comments:

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Mirella,
Thank you so much for letting me visit your blog.
Best wishes
Margaret

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on your release, Margaret! Sounds like a wonderful read.
Best,
Cate

Margaret Tanner said...

Thanks Cate,
Nice of you to drop by.
Regards
Margaret

Judi Romaine said...

Nice Cover, Margaret! Gorgeous - Lynn romaine - Long Run Home due 9/18/09 TWRP

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Judi,
Thanks you so much for dropping by.
It is a lovely cover, not that I can take credit for that though, I can't draw two straight lines on a piece of paper.
Regards
Margaret

Brian said...

Margaret,

Your feel for the past and your accurate and faithful written reproductions of times gone by are a joy, and inspire a wistfulness for those days in your readers. I wish you all success with your work.

Brian L Porter
Author, 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper'
Winner of The Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel, 2008 Award.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Super blog post, Margaret and Mirella! Many congratulations on your release, Margaret. This looks a compelling read.

Lindsay Townsend.
A Knight's Vow. (Kensington)
A Knight's Captive. (Kensington)
Flavia's Secret/A Secret Treasure/Bronnze Lighting/Blue Gold (Historical romances set in the ancient world, published by Bookstrand.)

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Brian,
Thank you so much for taking the time out from your busy schedule to drop by, I appreciate it.
Regards
Margaret

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Lindsay,
Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and for your kind words.
Cheers
Margaret