When Noel’s uncle dies, she begins to look for employment. Her wishes are granted when she becomes the companion of a teenage girl, in a stunning Austria castle, no less. The master of the place is Gerard de Freer, who is all but handsome and charming, but the housekeeper, Harriet Raynes, is far from happy with Noel’s presence and seems to have intentions of her own towards Gerard... Can Noel establish herself as a new woman in the house? The memorable love tale set in romantic Austria was written by Susan Barrie, a pseudonym of romance writer Ida Pollock. A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate. 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.