Spine slightly creased and slanted, covers somewhat creased and scuffed, 2" tear along front cover from base of spine, owner's name inside cover. Text is clean and unmarked.
"The Professor proposed . . . But love wasn't part of his proposal. Not even after Krijn van der Brink-Schaaksma confessed to Beatrice that he'd someday 'like to fall in love.'
"Obviously he didn't consider Beatrice a candidate for 'loving' wife. Theirs would be a marriage of convenience only, he had told her. But whose convenience? Could she possibly share her life with this man?
"Yet secretly Beatrice began to hope that one day Krijn might come to care for her as much as she already cared for him . . . "; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall