"Piotr must have a mother". -- Carolyn Clarke, already devoted to the littlehalf-Polish boy, found it impossible to resist the plea from a dying man.And so she became a stepmother, married a few hours before his death to aman she scarcely knew, and burdened with responsibilities of which she hadnever dreamed. For, taking Piotr to England to meet his relatives for thefirst time, Carolyn found a situation very different from what she had beenled to expect. When she learned the terms of Piotr's aunt's will, sherealised how suspect her motives must have appeared to the family -- but eventhis did not account for the strange and hurtful attitude of Alvin Thyssen,a man Carolyn might dislike but could never ignore.
Used availability for Roberta Leigh's Mask of Gold
June 1981 : UK Hardback
1979 : UK Mass Market Paperback
February 1977 : UK Paperback