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The Rivals

(1985)
(The second book in the Anderson Line series)
A novel by

 
 

'A sensual, passion-packed saga' - Publishers Weekly



The magnificent story of a dynasty. The seething passions of two lovers.
And the other woman who threatened to destroy it all. An exquisite woman and an empire without equal...


Diana West Anderson. Her strength would heal the bitter wounds of a divided family ... her desire would bring happiness to a man who believed love was an illusion ... her courage would rebuild an empire undermined by misfortune and sabotage, the Anderson shipping line.

Notorious for being a pioneering shipping enterprise, the company is crumbling and Grant Anderson is struggling to manage in the midst of family feuds and illicit affairs.

Sacrifice, ambition and loyalty take him on a journey that sees him arrested, stranded on a desert island, torn between two women and dragged into a battle with his own son on the opposition.

Stephanie von Roon, cold, calculating and manipulative, is a member of the Prussian nobility.

It is she who is Diana's biggest challenge, a rival in business and in love who will stop at nothing to get what she wants and who makes dangerous enemies of her own...

Can Grant ever love Diana the way he loves Stephanie? And who is behind the sabotage of the Anderson ships?

From the harbor waters of turn-of-the-century New York to Germany on the eve of World War I, The Rivals is a magnificent saga of passion and betrayal, tragedy and triumph. The story of a daring woman's love for a dynasty and the rich passions of her heart.

Praise for Christopher Nicole



'A sensual, passion-packed saga' - Publishers Weekly

'Sex and violence... fast-paced, entertaining, appealing' - Library Journal

Christopher Nicole is a prolific British writer of over 200 novels and non-fiction books since 1957. Nicole is a long-established author and remarkable storyteller, with a deep personal interest in history and military affairs. He has written under several pseudonyms including Peter Grange, Andrew York, Robin Cade, Mark Logan, Christina Nicholson, Alison York, Leslie Arlen, Robin Nicholson, C.R. Nicholson, Daniel Adams, Simon McKay, Caroline Gray and Alan Savage. He also wrote under the penname Max Marlow co-authoring with his wife, fellow author Diana Bachmann. His previous bestsellers as Christopher Nicole are Ottoman, Moghul and The Eight Banners.



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Hardback Editions

November 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Anderson Line: The Rivals Bk. 2
Author(s): Simon McKay
ISBN: 1-85057-432-4 / 978-1-85057-432-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: Anderson Line: The Rivals Bk. 2 (The Anderson Line)
Author(s): Simon McKay
ISBN: 0-7278-1141-X / 978-0-7278-1141-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Anderson Line: The Rivals Bk. 2 (Thorndike Large Print Popular Series)
Author(s): Simon McKay
ISBN: 1-85057-433-2 / 978-1-85057-433-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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February 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rivals
Author(s): Simon McKay
ISBN: 0-441-72874-X / 978-0-441-72874-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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November 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Anderson Line: The Rivals Bk. 2
Author(s): Simon McKay
ISBN: 0-7221-1283-1 / 978-0-7221-1283-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rivals (Anderson Line series Book 2)
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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