When Samantha Rivers got into a skiing accident, a dark and handsome but impolite Austrian came to her rescue. She thought she was rid of him, but when her friend Elisabeth van Ultz invited Samantha to her family castle in the stunning Austrian Alps, Elisabeth’s brother turned out to be no other than the rude stranger! Who would have guessed that he was Baron Stephan von Ultz? Samantha was still not fond of him, but perhaps the romantic Alps could her head yet... The story dating back to the 20th century was written by Susan Barrie, a pseudonym of the beloved English 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.