Phyllis Gordon was completely honest and very intelligent. Terry McLean was her first and only lover, and she knew his declarations were sincere. But Phyllis cared too much for him to marry him until she had rid herself of her unrequited passion for her millionaire employer, Kenyon Rutledge.
But that looked like a hopeless cause, because Kenyon’s fiancee, Letty Lawrence, was also well equipped with beauty and brains, and she had money besides. How’s a girl to compete with that?
Then Phyllis’s little country cousin, Anice Mayhew, arrival in town spelled danger for both Phyllis and Letty. For Anice was dewy-eyed, super sweet … and diabolically innocent.
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.