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In Times Like These

By Emilie Loring

Page Wilburn is still reeling from her father’s death, and being jilted by her fiancé, Jerry Brooks.

A man she had loved, but one who wasn’t willing to marry a woman with no financial status. With her friend Leslie’s help, Page decides to turn her life around … when she is offered a proposition by her employers, Markham Electronics.

Eager to continue living her life, Page accepts the proposal, as absurd as it seems. There was nothing to lose and it would mean getting away from her current surroundings. However, playing the role of fiancée to a senior member at Markham’s was not something she was expecting. Keeping up pretences, Vance Cooper takes Page to his Aunt Jane’s house in New York.

There is a mole in the company, someone who is supplying information to the enemy … information that could betray their country. In a bid to find this person, Vance pulls out all the stops … even if that means deceiving his beloved Aunt. No one is trustworthy, and he must ensure all suspicious people are deeply investigated.

But, with his Aunt’s goddaughter, Beverly Main, back in his Aunt’s life, and with her eager to take the place of his missing cousin, Vance needs Page. As his fiancée, Beverly is likely to back off … or so he thinks.

A twisted turn of events places Page in grave danger. Unbeknown to Page and Vance, a simple jade pendant gifted to Page becomes the source of trouble. To those who know of its significance, there must be a way to retrieve it, even if it means killing the holder…

Emilie Loring was an American romance author who started writing in 1914 and continued writing until her death in 1951. Following her death, her sons published some unfinished material they found at her estate. The ghost-writer was Elinore Denniston.

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