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Like a Diamond by [Macdonald, Malcolm]
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Length: 377 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Same family, same house, same forbidden love—will history repeat itself? Peter de Vivian, the new young master, is instantly smitten by Gemma Penhallow, senior housemaid. But Gemma has more reasons than most to keep her distance. In a long campaign to win her heart, Peter underestimates his family's opposition and Gemma's stubbornness. When this book was published by St Martin's Press in New York and Piatkus in London, in 1994, it attracted the following notices:
* Macdonald combines strong characters and a brisk narrative full of sharp observations about life, love, and the eternal struggle between men and women caught up in tightly structured, turn-of-the-[19th]-century society — US Booklist
* Macdonald in his usual expertise has created an outstanding novel, mastering a vivid account of life, love, and the problems affecting affairs of the heart. It is well worth the extra time and effort of an occasional second read to fully understand this excellent historical story — Affaire de Coeur
* He does write a very readable yarn, with vivid characters and an easy style — Western Evening Herald
* Another absorbing historical novel in this dependable writer's skillfully fashioned narratives. Macdonald expertly blends romance and historical drama into an intelligent and satisfying tale — Publishers Weekly
* Another Cornish-set tribute to women possessed of drive and impossible dreams ... With [elaborate] detail Macdonald tries to involve the reader in his latest extra-romance enthusiasm. A tall order, but his many fans are indulgent. Buried in yards of talk, sparks of fun, and family feeling – and a plug for female get-up-and-go — Kirkus
And—of Macdonald himself:
*He is every bit as bad as Dickens – Martin Seymour-Smith

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3807 KB
  • Print Length: 377 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: M.J. Ross-Macdonald (22 December 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HHENDYM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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