Mistress for Masters
Geraldine Graham, alone in Venice meets Brad Masters, a rich, international hotelier. Life becomes romantic - and frightening: caught in a naked man'd apartment; and on a Greek Island in a powerful storm is chased by two men who corner her in a boat house. On finding Brad with another woman, she returns to England to teach. A colleague, Jim Bryce falls for her. Rosemary, his girl, gets Gerry unfai More
'Mistress for Masters' A romantic drama that opens in Venice with the main character, Geraldine Graham, enjoying a European holiday with a fellow uni-student, Anne Marie, who meets and falls for an old boyfriend from her village in France. They leave Venice to return home and get married, leaving Gerry alone and very apprehensive about travelling on through Europe by herself. Since she was quite young Gerry seemed always to be having accident-prone happenings. These incidents, sometimes inviting trouble and at other times offering humorous interludes, occur throughout the story. One such happening is on the first day she is alone in Venice when she finds herself trapped in an unknown, naked man's apartment, with a strange Italian waiter. It is then that she meets Brad Masters, a rich and successful, international hotelier. After several romantic and acrimonious incidents, she knows she is falling in love and, against her better judgement, agrees to travel with him, initially, only to Sicily. The love story continues to develop while in Venice and Sicily and eventually in Greece with our heroine encountering romantic, exciting and sometimes, frightening experiences. As well as the traumatic, she also experiences extreme happiness. However, after arriving at Brad's luxury hotel in Greece, she is devastated when seeing him embracing and kissing a beautiful Greek woman. That evening she also stumbles upon them together on the beach. Without a word Gerry and her broken heart depart for England where she throws herself into her previously planned, teaching career. She secures a good position with a girl’s college and slowly begins to bury the painful past, making a new life. However, although she is enjoying this new life it is blighted by a colleague, Jim Bryce, who, on her first day at school, rescues her from one of her embarrassing happenings. He falls for her and his relentless pursuit places Gerry in an unwitting, 'eternal triangle' situation with Rosemary, another teacher whom Gerry learns had previously been enjoying an intimate relationship with him. This invidious position makes an enemy of Rosemary, an otherwise much needed friend. There are many twists and turns until a vengeful, meeting, engineered by Rosemary, results in Gerry's dismissal. She is left empty, lonely and desperately unhappy, with no way out of her miserable existence....and then something happens!