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A successful child psychologist, Mallory has no wish to return to the tropical hideaway where she experienced so much pain. But her Uncle Robert is ailing and it s only right that she be there for the man who came to her rescue when she was a lost, lonely child. At least he is not alone his protege, and Mallory s rival for his affections, is also at his side. Blaine Forrester hasn t lost his knack for getting under Mallory s skin, taking her breath away and leaving her unsettled at the same time.
While Robert recuperates, Mallory is shocked to learn that Jason Cartwright is on the payroll of his estate the very man whose humiliating betrayal led her to leave North Queensland on the eve of her wedding. Confronting him along with his wife and his manipulative twin sister is a trial, though she can t help forming a bond with little Ivy, Jason s sickly daughter. But as tragedy strikes Moonglade, Mallory and Blaine will discover a darkness hidden within this deceptively beautiful world and their enigmatic circle one that will either unite them at last, or tear apart the promise of paradise
If you ve never read Margaret Way before, you re in for a treat --New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Way (His Australian Heiress) veers all over the place with a tangled tale of twisted siblings, long-lost love, and possible Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Child psychologist Mallory James returns to Moonglade, the Australian plantation where she was raised, to care for her beloved uncle Robert, whos had a heart attack. Having left the area years earlier after being betrayed by her fiance, Jason Cartwright, Mallory is shocked and dismayed to find that Jason and his decidedly disturbed twin sister, Jessica, have been hired on at her uncles estate. Her longtime friend and occasional adversary, Blaine Forrester, is also nearby. As Mallory settles back into her old home, she cant help but begin to love Jasons feisty young daughter, Ivy (who is suffering from a variety of confusing maladies), and she and Blaine begin to wander down the path of romance. But its obvious, particularly after a tragic event, that their happiness wont come easily. Ways hero and heroine are likable, but the constant head-hopping and side plotsincluding a confusing turn into mysticismmake this uneven story hard to follow. (Nov.)