Katerina's Secret

Katerina s Secret Charming handsome Edward Somers has been recovering from his wartime injuries in a small hotel in the South of France where he is an extremely popular guest One day he happens upon a nearby villa w

  • Title: Katerina's Secret
  • Author: Mary Jane Staples Robert Tyler Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780552150903
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charming, handsome Edward Somers has been recovering from his wartime injuries in a small hotel in the South of France where he is an extremely popular guest.One day, he happens upon a nearby villa, within which lives a mysterious and beautiful countess, Katerina, who does not appear to be allowed any visitors Edward manages to break through to her and soon the pair develCharming, handsome Edward Somers has been recovering from his wartime injuries in a small hotel in the South of France where he is an extremely popular guest.One day, he happens upon a nearby villa, within which lives a mysterious and beautiful countess, Katerina, who does not appear to be allowed any visitors Edward manages to break through to her and soon the pair develop a wonderful friendship As each day passes the pair grow closer and closer but Edward soon finds there is to Katerina than meets the eye Why is she confined to the villa, guarded by a man with a rifle Who is observing her with a telescope Why is she so reluctant to be photographed Soon a sinister chain of events begins to unfold, and several attempts on Katerina s life are made Must Katerina always be on the run Constantly forced into hiding, will she ever find the love she craves so dearly

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    1. This book is published under two titles. "Shadows in the Afternoon by Robert Tyler Stevens and "Katerina's Secret " by Mary Jane Staples.Most of R.T.Stevens's stories take place before/during WW1. This one was interesting in that it takes place some years after the end of WW1, and the hero is an Infantry captain who was discharged after his lungs were poisoned with gas. He is portrayed as thin, having to walk slowly and not exert himself so as to not bring on the racking coughs and painful gaspi [...]

    2. Was this book as delicious as Pavlova, you ask? No, but it was still mighty satisfying. That's my only comment on the four stars. Edward was gassed during WW1, and now he must winter in the warm south of France, near Nice to avoid an early death by his weakened lungs. For the past four years he has come to the same hotel, and now this year he meets a strange lady from the villa behind the hotel. Who is she? Why does she never leave the grounds of her Villa and why is she so mysterious? Edward ha [...]

    3. I'm a big fan of Mary Jane Staples and, over the years, have read many of her books, particularly the ones chronicling the Adams family. Her books are always full of warm, engaging people and imbued with a dry wit. Katerina's Secret is no exception. Again, read as an audiobook, narrated by the excellent Penelope Freeman, Katerina's Secret is about a young man, Edward Somers, journeying to the South of France for the winter for the sake of his gas-damaged lungs in 1928. There, he becomes intrigue [...]

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