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Lorrimer, Claire

Works: 143 works in 618 publications in 5 languages and 10,372 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Romances  Psychological fiction  Gothic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.O77, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Claire Lorrimer
Most widely held works by Claire Lorrimer
Chantal by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and German and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chantal was brought up by her stepmother, Mavreen. Exquisite and beguiling, she is loved by three men - a French nobleman, a Portuguese pirate, and John, Mavreen's son. She soon finds herself swept into a world of ecstasy, scandal and anguish
A voice in the dark by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Howard, a young English nurse on holiday in Italy, helps the Contessa dell'Alba return home after an illness. Laura befriends the family and feels drawn to Domenico, the Contessa's blind son. To her horror, she realises his life is in danger
Dead reckoning by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Althea Lewis isn't sure she still loves Geoffrey, her rich and handsome husband, and she's not looking forward to hosting an annual charity fête. When a friend of hers suggests having a fortune-teller as entertainment, it seems like a good idea. But Geoffrey's fortune is not very bright. The Tarot cards don't lie: soon Geoffrey is dead and the police are looking for a killer
Truth to tell by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A warm, evocative tale of family bonds and secrets - 1914: Lady Beaufort doesnt want another child. But her husband Aubrey has always dreamed of a daughter. In contrast, Harold and Copper Varney are expecting their first child and are over the moon about it. Their children, Victoria and Leila, meet, and the two girls share a special friendship as well as a birthday; but before long both families start to fear something is wrong
The secret of Quarry House by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 24 Kate marries her first love, Campbell Rivers, and becomes mistress of Quarry House, set brooding and isolated on the Yorkshire moors. She soon realises her life is at stake, and she must unearth the sinister secret of Quarry House to survive
Obsession by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Victorian England, handsome Brook Edgerton is deeply in love with his young wife, Harriet. They live on a country estate in Leicestershire. Felicity, an attractive young widow living nearby, becomes Harriet's best friend giving support when Harriet fails to carry a baby full term. On the ferry to Ireland Harriet meets a young mother, a destitute woman with a number of hungry children including a two week old baby. When they reach Ireland, the woman disappears, leaving the baby. Harriet, full of conflicting emotions, passes the baby off as hers and Brook's. When Brook realises that the baby isn't his, Felicity seizes the chance to widen the rift between the married couple and tries to win Brook's heart. But how stable is Felicity's mental health and how safe is Harriet?--Provided by the publisher
Relentless storm by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While skiing in the French Alps, a violent snowstorm forces art student Rory Howes and his friend Knut Olsen to seek refuge at the remote Abbaye St Christophe. They are offered hospitality by the beautiful and enigmatic Baroness Inez Leyresse. Rory finds himself attracted to Alex, the English au pair, while the Baroness' passion for the young artist becomes obsessive and disturbing. Conscious of this uneasy love tangle, Rory is aware of something far more sinister - the aura of evil, which surrounds the abbey and its inhabitants. Gradually, they all realise that the centuries-old curse which has dogged generations of the Leyresse family is gaining a terrifying relevance
Over my dead body by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a typical English country lane, ten households form a peaceful, if mundane little community. It seems like the perfect enviroment for newleyweds Ian and Migs Peters to settle down and raise their son. Surely a small dispute over the resurfacing and widening of their lane connot cause too much discomfort in this idyllic setting? But there are tensions and personal ambitions brewing beneath the surface, and histroy also has its place in such a firmly established community. Change comes at a price, particlarly for certain memebers of Millers Lane
The shadow falls by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samantha and Greg set their wedding date, but suddenly Greg postpones the wedding and disappears. Gradually, a disturbing picture of Greg begins to emerge"--Publisher description
The chatelaine by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only Willoughby Tetford, the American self-made millionaire, was shrewd enough to have any misgivings when his beautiful daughter Willow married the handsome English aristocrat Rowell Rochford. Willow herself, seventeen, innocent, and deeply in love with her new husband, had complete trust and confidence in the future as she arrived at Rochford Manor. But Willow soon discovers a dark obsession which will have terrible repercussions
Frost in the sun by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casilda Montero is the beautiful and hot-blooded daughter of a wealthy Spanish aristocrat. Sent from the family hacienda in Southern Spain to an English boarding school, she befriends Joscelin Howard, a shy, serious English girl. As both girls find themselves swept up in the dramatic events unfolding in 1930s Europe, this enduring friendship is the one constant in their lives. From the carefree glamour of London high society to the devastation of the battlefields in Spain, Casilda, Joscelin and their families are tragically linked by passion and bloodshed
Dead centre by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for love by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her mother had tried to keep her from marrying him, but at seventeen, Beverly Bampton knew she was madly in love with Jonnie Colt. As his wife, and mother of their five children, Beverl's life should be complete. But why is Jonnie increasingly distant? Is something or someone conspiring against her? Can the depth of Beverly's love save their marriage?
Beneath the sun by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a routine flight to Africa but the passengers were destined never to arrive. Hijacked at gunpoint, the pilot is forced to land in the desert where, in the blistering heat and with remote chance of rescue, the passengers face imminent death. For Chris and Liz, on their honeymoon, the instense passion they share proves to be an even deeper and stronger commitment than they had realised until now. And for stewardess Eve, and handsome American Bruce Mallory, will the lighthearted mid-air flirtation end- as it always does- on landing?
The wilderling by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised as an orphan in a convent, then in a brothel, Lucy had received little in the way of love or luxury. When at 16 she found herself restored to her rightful place, she was betrayed by her father. She decided she would never trust a man again. But as World War I shatters Europe, Lucy begins to learn what life and love are all about
Deception by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte's dreams of a husband and future are dashed when her father is imprisoned for fraud. Her friend Verity rescues her from her miserable London existence, but can life on a beautiful country estate ever compensate for the dreams she believes will never come true?
The silver link by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamarisk by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamarisk, daughter of the beautiful Mavreen and a French Vicomte has inherited her mother's exquisite beauty and her passionate, impulsive nature. But the two women are rivals. Tamarisk is irresistibly drawn to her mother's former lover, Sir Peregrine Waite. But he only sees her as a child and does not yield to her loving advances. Burning with fury and humiliation at his rejection, Tamarisk becomes involved with a notorious philanderer and finds herself plunged into disgrace and degradation. And despite the dangerous secret she had discovered, her love for Sir Peregrine remains
Trust me by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly engaged young couple's relationship is threatened by jealousy and danger ...can love triumph against the odds? It was love at first sight for Antonia 'Toni' Ward and her fiance, Justin Metcalfe. The passionate couple holiday in Spain, but their whirlwind six-week romance is soon in jeopardy as jealousy threatens to tear them apart. Can Justin really be trusted? When Justin sprains his ankle playing golf and ends up in a Spanish hospital, Toni meets Aaron Osborn, who suffered serious injuries after a horrific skiing accident which killed his wife. As Aaron and Toni's friendship flourishes over the next few weeks, the young couple's relationship comes under mounting pressure. Back in England Toni may only see Aaron as a friend, but he desperately wants to take Justin's place - and will stop at nothing in his attempts to make Toni his own
The faithful heart by Claire Lorrimer( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityRobins, Patricia, 1921-

Lorrimer, Claire

Lorrimer, Claire 1921-

Robins, Patricia.

Robins, Patricia Denis.

English (266)

German (7)

Polish (7)

Chinese (4)

Finnish (1)

A voice in the darkDead reckoningTruth to tellThe secret of Quarry HouseRelentless stormOver my dead bodyThe shadow fallsThe chatelaine