Oriental Hotel

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Just the mention of his name... and for Elise Sanderson the years simply rolled away, bearing her back on a sea of bittersweet memories to those heady, dangerous days before the flames of war had ravaged the East.

Then, in the golden days of her youth, she had swept through the doors of the Orient's great hotels, into a world where bell-boys ran to answer every whim, where the champagne was permanently on ice, where elegant men in tails and women in exclusive haute couture danced to the endless music of orchestras.

It was then, she recalled that she had first seen him, lounging languidly in a rattan chair, already in uniform, cigarette smoke curling lazily around half-closed hazel eyes. It was a dangerous face, she had thought in that first startled moment. A face to be reckoned with . . .

But then the War had intervened . . .

About Janet Tanner

Janet Tanner is a prolific and well-loved author and has twice been shortlisted for RNA awards. Many of her novels are multi-generational sagas, and some – in particular the Hillsbridge Quartet – are based on her own working class background in a Somerset mining community. More recently, she has been writing historical and well-received Gothic novels for Severn House – a reviewer for Booklist, a trade publication in the United States, calls her “a master of the Gothic genre”. " " " " Besides publication in the UK and US, Janet’s books have also been translated into dozens of languages and published all over the world. Before turning to novels she was a prolific writer of short stories and serials, with hundreds of stories appearing in various magazines and publications worldwide. " " " " Janet lives in Radstock, Somerset.

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Books by Janet Tanner

Daughter of Riches
Daughter of Riches
Women and War
Women and War
Inherit the Skies
Inherit the Skies
Deception and Desire
Deception and Desire
The Eden Inheritance
The Eden Inheritance
Folly's Child
Folly's Child
The Black Mountains
The Black Mountains
The Emerald Valley
The Emerald Valley
The Hills and the Valley
The Hills and the Valley
A Family Affair
A Family Affair