. . . an Iris Bromige title
This first novel by a young writer concerns the life of Kay Grant and the development of her character as she passes from the happy, confident days of her girlhood through years which bring unhappiness, loss and bewilderment, but which also teach her how to meet adversity and still treat life as a friend.
Her world, centred on her home life with here father and sister in Rushleigh, and their young neighbour Pat Stewart, the constant companion of her childhood days, seems irretrievably smashed when events cause her to lose all three of the people dearest to her.
The manner in which she solves the problem; the vividness of characterisation; the freshness of the writing; combine to make this story most readable and delightful.
Her 21st summer was an enchanted time for Kay Grant. She luxuriated in the comforts of her family's country house ... in carefree games of tennis ... in romantic garden strolls and casual flirtations. Most of all, she loved Pat, whose endearing boyish charm stirred her inner passions.
But whatever dreams she held for the future, whatever castles she constructed in the air out of his countless gestures of attention, came crashing around Kay's head when she discovered that Pat's feelings for her were only "affection." He was saving his love for the one person Kay could never challenge ... her sister Barbara!
Her 21st summer was an enchanted time for Kay Grant. She was home again, her training as a librarian finished, living with the family in their old country home. Most of all the summer was enchanted because Pat Stewart, whom she had always loved, was next door.
But Kay's dreams for the future were about to be shattered. She discovered that Pat's feelings for her were no more than friendly affection. He was saving his love for the one person Kay could not challenge ... her sister Barbara ...
|1946||Longmans, Green and Co||hardback||Published 20 May 1946|
|1975||Hodder and Stoughton||hardback?|
|1975||Ballantine Books||paperback||First printing in April 1975|