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In 1939, war clouds are gathering. Veronica Hallard is happily married
and living in Lagos with her husband Charles, until he sends her back to
England ahead of him. But he doesn’t arrive as expected – his boat is

At first Veronica refuses to believe he is dead. Her broken heart causes
her to suffer a complete nervous collapse. Her only consolation is the
friendship of Boyd Mansell, who she met on the voyage home.

In Boyd, she finds new happiness and a new marriage, and the memory of
Charles begins to fade. Until one day, fate delivers another cruel blow
– Charles returns from the dead!

A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of
Romance, first published in 1946 and now available for the first time in