The Enchanted Author:Vina Delmar From dust jacket: — "Sometimes it is only the ullusion, not the reality, that is enchanted; sometimes it is the reality, not the dream, that dies. — Monique is the lovely young divorcee, seemingly the essence of propriety, apparently wealthy, living in a handsome house with two devoted servants. No wonder that Taylor kingman, the most successful ... more »industrialist and financier in the thriving southwest city, a man destined for national political office, and a bachelor needful of a captivating wife, sees in Monique a vision of a worldly, charming, and quietly aloof companion.
Monique, however, is a fear-ridden creature, deserted as a child by her father, brought up from near poverty by a clever but not altogether wise mother, and obsessed by the dream of belonging to the privileged, seemingly safe social set upon whose fringes she has been tolerated. Fortune had led her to a pitifully unsuccessful marriage and then, as if in blessing, made that occasion for financial security and the chance at a new existence.
only march Perrin recognizes the frightful and frightened conflist that persists within this woman; only he, after he becomes her lover and confidant, is aware of the thin thread that holds Monique to reality. And it is he who perceives the brutal disaster that must befall."« less