Beatrice was well aware that she was having a love affair with a house. She knew that the charming, graceful boy who had pursued butterflies over the Heath was part of it, although she had, as it were, met the house first. But since her encounter with William she had been completely uninterested in any other boy. And he and Overton House were inextricably bound. She could have one without the other. It was a fantastic assumption that she could have either.
Set in England and spanning three generations, this big dramatic novel centers on the ugly duckling, Bea Bonnington, daughter of a nouveau riche department store owner. Beginning with the first time she set eyes on and fell madly in love with an idle handsome aristocrat it follows thirty years of her life. Thirty years of adoring a husband, dealing with his scandals, and fighting for the success of the store she inherited from her father. How plain Bea becomes "Queen Bea" is one of the most poignant and heartwarming stories Dorothy Eden has penned.
This Fawcett Crest paperback book is in very nice condition with a faint spine crease and a reader's crease.