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Beautiful Virginia Oliphant is loved by two men; one tempts her with millions, and the other tempts her with nothing more than his devotion. Because her brother is weak and needs her strength, and because she believes that he has it in him to be a great writer, Virginia is willing to sacrifice the chance for her happiness, until a disastrous affair with a sophisticated woman of the world brings the boy to a realization of his selfishness. From his pain and bewilderment is born his manhood and Virginia is at last free to make a choice for her own happiness.--Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Bailey, Temple
Temple Bailey (1880-1953) was an American novelist and short story writer. Born in Virginia, she attended a girls' school for a time but poor health during her childhood meant that she was often tutored by her father at home. He paid close attention to her written English. As an adult, Bailey had no real desire to become an author but, "a season of stress and sorrow drove me to self-expression" and her 'scribbles' turned into stories that were soon being published in magazines such as the Ladies' Home Journal. Some of her stories were published as serials that were later turned into novels. Bailey preferred writing short stories thinking they were her most artistic work but found them harder to write than novels. She completed over 30 novels and her books sold in the millions. Bailey's style of featuring virginal heroines, conventional morality and happy ending seemed to fill her readers' needs for romance, the possibility of a better life and a happier world. (American National Biography)
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