Release date: 30 December 2013
Crossways was a luxurious hunting and fishing lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains, owned and operated by Judge Bramblett. The judge, retired from the bench, was assisted by his two granddaughters: Cherry, a pretty redhead with a warm, outgoing personality who loved the world and all its creatures; and her older sister Loyce, depressed and withdrawn since the death of her fiancé fourteen months before.
Although the two sisters were superficially as different as night and day, they had at least some tastes in common, as was demonstrated by their mutual interest in Jonathan Gayle. Jonathan, a lawyer from the north who came to visit the Lodge for an indefinite vacation period while he reassessed his future, was attractive, had the charm of the unfamiliar, and the appeal of the temporary wayfarer. In addition he had known Loyce’s dead sweetheart.
But which sister would steal his heart?
by Peggy Gaddis
Eroline Pearl Gaddis Dern (1895 – 1966) began her literary career editing trade journals and fan magazines. For thirty years she wrote traditional romances for a single publisher, Arcadia House. For the last ten of those years she wrote principally nurse novels. She also wrote “love novels,” a romance genre invented by lending-library publishers that was considered a bit racier for the times.