When Linnet Kintyre nursed the alluring Guy Monteith through his bout of malaria in London, she tied herself to him in more ways than one. Guy wished to marry her, and indeed almost did not leave her out of his sight. Linnet, on the other hand, was not sure of her own feelings, which were increasingly drawn towards the mysterious Dr. Adrian Shane Willoughby. Yet the doctor only seemed to have eyes for the foxy Diana Carey. Should Linnet follow her reason the maddeningly strong feelings she had developed towards this other man, as hopeless as it seemed? The story by Averil Ives, a pseudonym of romance writer Ida Pollock, is an intriguing love story from the 20th century. A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate. Averil Ives is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 ? 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career. Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the "world's oldest novelist" who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death. On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members. Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.