The Secret Woman Author:Victoria Holt Victoria Holt, the acknowledged master in her field, is at her spell-binding best in this new novel of romance, adventure and suspense. Her heroine is Anna Brett, a young woman who had been raised by her strong-willed maiden aunt in an historic mansion in a prosperous English seaport. Anna seemed destined to follow her aunt's footsteps into a se... more »cure but unrewarding spinsterhood when a series of reversals led her to take a position as governess in the home of the town's richest and most powerful family. There she not only became fascinated by the mysterious shadows that lay across the family's past but also, almost against her will, fell in love with a handsome, dashing man she could not hope to marry - the illegitimate son of the family's patriarch.
A gallery of striking characters set against an exotic background ranging from Victorian England to the romantic South Seas, plus a spine-tingling plot whose tension builds to a totally unexpected climax-these are the elements that make 'The Secret Woman' an absorbing novel in the inimitable Victorian Holt Style.« less