The Broken Bough

. . . an Iris Bromige title


The Broken Bough (1973), Jacket Design by BIRO
Hodder and Stoughton (1973)

Kevin had been a year in the West Indies but his letters left Harriet in no doubt that his committment to her was as strong as ever. Now in another week he would be back in England. How was she to break it to him that she had decided to end their engagement?

She had been so sure, entered into it although the father she had idolised had never liked Kevin and blamed him bitterly for the accident in which Harriet's mother had died. Circumstances had not changed in Kevin's absence, there was no other man in her life. Why this new desire for independence instead of marriage? "Make a clean break," her father said, making it sound so easy, promising he would soon make things look cheerful for her. Fortunately for Harriet at that moment, she had no premonition of the traumatic experiences ahead.

The Broken Bough (1975)
Coronet (1975)

Harriet's fiance Kevin had spent a whole year away from her in the West Indies. His letters assured her that he still loved her as much as ever. But Harriet had changed inside herself. She knew that she just couldn't marry him.

From the start Harriet had been so sure about Kevin. She had agreed to their engagement although her beloved father had never liked him, and had blamed Kevin for the accident in which Harriet's mother had died. There was no other man in her life, but she wanted independance rather than marriage. "Make a clean break," her father said. But Harriet knew it wouldn't be that easy.

IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Fiction Series
Vol 7, No 19 (1980)

After she had broken their engagement, Harriet's ex-fiance, Kevin, had angrily called her "an immature Daddy's darling", but the truth was that she wanted freedom from his autocratic ways. But when faced with a series of shattering disillusionments about her beloved father, Harriet wished she could heal the break in her relationship with Kevin. Dare she take that step - and would he still want her, now that he had the attentions of a beautiful, sophisticated American to console him?

IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Images of Love
Vol 5, No 22 (1989)

After she had broken their engagement, Harriet's ex-fiance, Kevin, had angrily called her a daddy's darling, but the truth was that she wanted freedom from his autocratic ways. But when faced with a series of shattering disillusionments about her beloved father, Harriet wished she could heal the break in her relationship with Kevin. Dare she take that step - and would he still want her, now that he had the attentions of a beautiful, sophisticated American to console him?




Date Publisher Binding Remarks
1973 Woman's Weekly magazine Serialised in the magazine
1973 Hodder and Stoughton hardback Published 21 May 1973
1975 Coronet paperback
1980 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Fiction Series (Vol 7, No 19)
1989 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Images of Love (Vol 5, No 22)




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