Monday, September 6, 2010


PAPER DOLL by Janet Woods
Severn House UK
October 28th 2010

In the early 1920s Julia Howard feels as though she’s the perfect daughter – the paper doll that was manufactured by her father in her image, and she longs to dispense with her innocence.
Wealthy, less than perfect businessman, Latham Miller has other plans for her. He wants a perfect wife. He sees Julia in that role and manipulates the situation to suit his plans. Julia marries him to please her father and lacks for nothing – as long as she does what she’s told.
But Julia is only human. Already acquainted with troubled war hero, Martin Lee-Trafford, the former attraction between them grows into a deep and abiding love. The inevitable happens, Julia gives birth to a son, and her paper doll image is torn apart.
Julia is then faced with a heart-wrenching decision. Can she leave with the man she loves, knowing she’ll have to abandon her beloved son – or should she stay?


Kaz Delaney said...

It sounds like a fascinating story, Janet! Congratulations!

Very attractive cover - love the muted colours. Sorry about the 'time-issue'.

In sincerely hope this book does really well.

H.C. Brown said...

Looks like another winner Janet. Best of luck, Heather
H.C. Brown

AnneMarie Brear said...

Congratulations Janet.
The blurb reads very well. I'd pick it up and take it to the counter, no problem. Shame the cover has the wrong period dress, but it's still lovely.