The Reluctant Cinderella Author:Jennifer Ames Felton's Department Store in London occupied an entire block and, through the years, had becone as much one of London's traditions as the House of Parliament or Madame Tussaud's Waxworks. It was no small honor to be buyer for sportswear-but now an even greater distinction awaited pretty Carol Marston. After six years at Felton's, she was about t... more »o be chosen as its exchange representative to Appleton's magnificent New York Store...
From the moment she was selected, everything seemed to go wrong. First, Carol would have liked to receive the award from Jason Felton, who, as Willam Felton's nephew, had every right to be managing director, a job now held by ex-effeciency expert Don Haskin, the choice of William Felton's young widow. And when glamorous Thelma Felton hinted that she too would like to visit America, tall, good-looking Derek Appleton immediately invited her along.
On the Queen Mary, Carol was amazed to find Jason Felton, traveling tourist class to accept a mysterious job as chauffeur to Julie Gallet, a Felton award winner who had done well for herself in the States-nabbing a wealthy American on her first trip over.
When Carol, whose first assignment was at Appleton's Palm Beach store, saw Julie Gallet, she knew, to her further dismay, that Jason's new job was a dangerous one...And, to add to the mystery, who was Maxie, the gambler who seemed to rule not only Julie's husband but great many other people as well? And why Thelma Felton's reluctance to visit Palm Beach-when to refuse would endanger her hold on Derek Appleton?
Jennifer Ames reveals the answers, in her own fascinating way, in this intriguing story of love and adventure on Florida's fabulous Gold Coast.« less