Reader's Digest Condensed Books Volume 4 1992 Author:Include: Eileen Goudge, William P. Kennedy, Catherine Cookson, Gene Smith SUCH DEVOTED SISTERS by Eileen Goudge — Trust and unfailing loyalty--that's what being sisters meant to Annie and Laurel. Runaways from a troubled home in California, they're on their own in New York City--each the other's only family. One struggles to carve out a life as a book illustrator. The other becomes a chocolatier--a creator of gourme... more »t chocolates--and is swept into a world of glamour and high finance. But what happens to the sisters' trust and loyalty when both of them want the same man?
RULES OF ENCOUNTER by William P. Kennedy
The time: the dark dawn of World War I. German U-boats are sabotaging Britain's North Atlantic shipping lanes. To Winston Churchill, young First Lord of the Admiralty, it's clear that England must bring a reluctant America into the war. His desperate plan: provoke an incident so heinous, so outrageous that the Americans must respond. But there are rules against the sort of encounter Churchill envisions, rules that must now be broken.
THE LOVE CHILD by Catherine Cookson
Their parents paid dearly for a love that defied convention. Now for those sins, their illegitimate chlldren are scorned and shunned, branded by the villagers as wicked. Beautiful young Anna Dagshaw vowed she wouldn't make the same mistake as her mother. But temptation comes in the person of two very different men-one, proud and bold though already married; the other, kindly and sensitive but afraid to marry.
AMERICAN GOTHIC The Story of the Booth Tragedy by Gene Smith
There was a streak of madness in the family, In some, it took the form of an uncanny gift for the stage that made the theatrical Booths the toast of Europe and America. But it had a dark side as well: alcoholism, violence, melancholia--and in John Wilkes Booth, the capacity to turn his frightening obsessions into terrifying reality.« less