The Bend in the River

. . . an Iris Bromige title


The Bend in the River (1975)
Hodder and Stoughton (1975)

A Rainwood Family novel in which Grandma Rainwood plays an active benevolent part.

The post for which she recommends Antonia will bring this hitherto rather luckless grandchild into close company with Pierre Valais as well as her new charge, the orphaned boy Philippe. Long ago, Pierre's father had been a faithful rejected suitor of Mirabel herself. Would his son's growing friendship with Antonia, though fraught with difficulties, have a happier ending?

The Bend in the River (1976)
Coronet Books (1976)

It seemed as if fate had conveniently thrown Antonia Mendyp and Pierre Valais together. Antonia was recovering from a frustrated love-affair and a succession of unsatisfactory jobs; Pierre was haunted by the death of his beautiful, talented young wife Claire. Two lonely, unhappy people, they found comfort and relief in each other's friendship. And Antonia did not let Pierre see how deeply she was falling in love with him. When eventually he proposed to her it seemed as if a shining dream had come true.

But the past was not to be forgotten so easily. Pierre's involvement with music, the world he had known with Claire, soon threatened to isolate Antonia altogether. Would she ever take Claire's place in his heart? Or would the ghost of the past destroy her new-found happiness forever.

Ulverscroft (1980)

Another charming romance featuring members of the Rainwood family with Grandma Mirabel playing an active part. The post for which she recommends Antonia will bring this hitherto rather luckless grandchild into close company with Pierre Valais, her godson, as well as her new charge, the orphaned boy Philippe. Long ago, Pierre's grandfather had been a faithful rejected suitor of Mirabel herself. Would his grandson's growing friendship with Antonia, though fraught with difficulties, have a happier ending?

IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Fiction Series
Vol 10, No 18 (1983)

Ever since her great love Darrel Brynton had married someone else, Antonia had tried to find consolation in a worthwhile job. Then her grandmother, Mirabel Rainwood, asked her to go to Switzerland to help prepare a little orphaned boy for life in England. Antonia thought it sounded like just another stop-gap, until she met Pierre Valais, Mirabel's godson, who was temporarily in charge of the boy. All at once her spirits lifted. This job would be a challenge, and infinitely worth doing!




Date Publisher Binding Remarks
1975 Hodder and Stoughton hardback Published 30 June 1975
1976 Coronet Books paperback
1980 Ulverscroft Large Print Books hardback
1983 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Fiction Series (Vol 10, No 18)




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