So Dear to my Heart
When Virginia accompanies her younger sister Lisa, a piano-playing prodigy, to Switzerland in order for her to receive treatment for a debilitating, and potentially career ending, hand injury, they meet the famous Swiss surgeon, Dr. Leon Handsome - cough, cough, sorry - Hanson, Dr. Leon HANSON. Charming and extremely skilled, he is perfectly able to come to the rescue. Although Lisa is usually the one to attract attention and admiration, the good doctor’s gaze is firmly fixed upon the sweet Virginia. Can it really be, that time has come for Virginia to shine, in the eyes of this wonderful man, and in such a stunning setting? Susan Barrie 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.