Anna's Book by Barbara Vine

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An entry torn from the diary of a dead Englishwoman of Scandinavian descent holds the key to the identity of the woman's daughter. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
 

About Barbara Vine

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Barbara Vine is the author of "The Chimney Sweeper's Boy" (Harmony, 1998), "The Brimstone Wedding" (Harmony, 1995), & "Anna's Book" (Harmony, 1993). She lives in London, England.
 
Published June 29, 1993 by Harmony Books. 394 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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It isn't until after Anna's daughter Swanny's death in 1988 that Anna's granddaughter Ann Eastbrook, acting on a suggestion from her onetime friend Cary Olver (who stole, married, and divorced Ann's former lover), wonders whether the hints of Swanny's illegitimacy--hints Anna placidly refused to ...

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Half a century later, prompted by a poison pen letter, Anna tells her favorite daughter Swanny a half-riddle about her true parentage, but refuses to reveal the whole story, which is entangled with the murder of two women and the disappearance of a toddler.

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All About Romance

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I first read Anna’s Book in 1998, before once again starting to read romance.

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