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Cutler Series
All That Glitters Isn't Gold

Beginning with Dawn, this series held readers spellbound with its captivating tales of deceit and passion ... spanning nearly 80 years ...





In her fine new Virginia school, Dawn Longchamp feels happy and safe. But nothing is what it seems...

Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent, respectable life, and Dawn's secret, precious hope to study singing can come true. Philip Cutler, the handsomest boy in school, sets Dawn's heart on fire. She is deeply devoted to her brooding brother; but with Philip, she imagines a lovely dream of romance... Then Dawn's mother suddenly dies, and her entire world begins to crumble. After a terrible new shock, she is thrust into a different family and an evil web of unspoken sins. Her sweet innocence lost, humiliated and scorned, Dawn is desperate to find Jimmy again and...strip away the wicked lies that will change all their lives forever!

Secrets of the Morning

Shadowed by her tortured past, Dawn has a bright new life of glimmering hopes...

Dawn can hardly believe she's a student at one of New York City's best music schools. Now her most precious wish, to become a singer, can come true. But Dawn still dreams about Jimmy, her strong, intense boyfriend, and the love and anguished secrets they share. Then Michael Sutton arrives, a new teacher at the school, a singing star and the most wonderful looking man Dawn has ever seen. Together they create a world of feeling Dawn has never known. In his embrace Dawn awakens to disturbing, unfamiliar desires, and Michael's promises offer a vision of music and romance forever...until he disappears. Dazed by his cruelty, alone with the bitter fruit of his betrayal, Dawn becomes, once again, a victim of her grandmothers twisted schemes. Desolate, she clings to the tender hope that Jimmy will return and renew with her their deepest hearts' dream...

Twilight's Child

As Mrs. James Gary Longchamp, Dawn is blissfully happy. But a legacy of deceit and betrayal still haunts her...

At last Dawn can create a haven of warmth and love for her beautiful baby girl, Christie, and her darling Jimmy. Dawn is a huge success as the new owner of the Cutler's Cove hotel...and soon she and Jimmy will be blessed with a child of their own. Yet Dawn cannot quell her forebodings of evil. She can sense Grandmother Cutler's presence everywhere...can feel her bitter hatred as if the old lady plotted her vengeance from the grave. When Dawn discovers that her brother, Philip, still clings to his mad, shameful passion for her, she is heartstricken. Her spiteful, jealous sister, Clara, is far easier to ignore...until the day Clara's childish rage explodes into violence, destroying Dawn's most cherished, precious dream. Then Christie's father, debonair singing star Michael Sutton, returns. Now, as the heartaches and scandals of the past threaten to engulf her, Dawn must fight for her steadfast Jimmy...for only with Jimmy's love can she find the rainbow at the end of the storm.

Midnight Whispers

Happy and innocent, Dawn's daughter Christie has grown up in the safest, most loving of homes...

Yet Christie can't help feeling as if a dark cloud hovers over Cutler's Cove...a cloud whose origins lie in her family's troubled history, and the many questions no one, not even Dawn, will answer. Only one person can always chase away her blues: Gavin, Daddy Jimmy's young and handsome stepbrother. Then, in one harsh night, Christie's world is changed forever. She is shocked to discover her Uncle Philip's unbrotherly love for her mother but even worse is the way he now looks at Christie, his eyes bright with tortured passion. Fleeing to New York City, she finds her real father...a pathetic, helpless has-been. Desperate and heartbroken, she turns to Gavin, who travels with her to The Meadows, the plantation where Christie was born. In Gavin's arms, in the first, tender moments of true love, Christie finds a refuge from her painful memories. But The Meadows is blighted by its own dark secrets -- and all too soon Christie is torn from Gavin's embrace. Now as black storms of evil gather around her, Christie must struggle to break the cruel bonds of the past...to defy the curse that has haunted Cutler's Cove for generations....

Darkest Hour

As a small girl, Lillian Booth is captivated by everything life has to offer. Hers is a world full of grand soirees and parties, of sunshine and promises, as thrilling as the fairy tales Mama spins for her and her sickly little sister, Eugenia. No-one, not even her cold, stern Papa and bible-spouting sister Emily, can crush her spirit - until the day Emily reveals the shattering secrets of Lillian's birth, a secret Mama sadly cannot deny. Still Lillian clings steadfastly to all that is bright and beautiful, never believing Emily's hateful claim that she is evil, a curse ... not even when sweet, gentle Eugenia loses her fragile hold on life ...

Cutler - Main Characters

* Jed Booth - Husband to Georgia
Father of Emily, Eugenia, & Charlotte
* Georgia Booth - Wife to Jed
Mother of Emily & Eugenia
Sister to Violet
* Violet & Aaron - Lillian's parents
* Lillian Booth Cutler - Wife to William
Mother of Charlotte & Randolph
* "Miss" Emily Booth - Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jed Booth
* Eugenia Booth - Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jed Booth
* Charlotte Booth - Daughter of Jed & Lillian
Mother of Homer
* Luther Slope - Father of Homer
* Homer Slope Douglas - Son of Luther & Charlotte
* William "Bill" Cutler - Husband to Lillian
Father of Randolph & Dawn
* Randolph Boyse Cutler - Husband to Laura Sue
Father of Philip
* Laura Sue Thomas Cutler Alcott - 1st wife to Phillip
2nd wife to Bronson
Mother of Philip, Dawn, & Clara Sue
* Bronson Alcott - Husband to Laura Sue
Father of Clara Sue
* Philip Cutler - Husband to Betty Ann
Father of Melanie & Richard
Son of Randolph & Laura Sue
* "Dawn" Eugenia Grace Cutler Longchamp - Wife to Jimmy
Mother of Christie & Jefferson
Daughter of William & Laura Sue
* Clara Sue Cutler (Alcott) - Daughter of Laura Sue & Bronson
* Ormand Longchamp - 1st husband to Sally Jean
2nd husband to Edwina
Father of Jimmy, Fern, & Gavin
* Sally Jean Longchamp - Wife to Ormand
Mother of Jimmy & Fern
* James Gary Longchamp - Husband to Dawn
Father of Jefferson
Son of Ormand & Sally Jean
* Fern Longchamp ("Kelly Ann Osborne") - Daughter of Ormand & Sally Jean
* Edwina Freemont Longchamp - Wife to Ormand
Mother of Gavin
* Gavin Steven Longchamp - Son of Edwina & Ormand
* Michael Sutton - Father of Christie
* Christie (Sutton) Longchamp - Daughter of Dawn & Michael
(Adoptive name was Violet.)
* Sanford & Patricia Compton - Adopted Christie (illegally)
* Jefferson Longchamp - Son of Dawn & Jimmy
* Betty Ann Monroe Cutler - Wife to Philip
Mother of Melanie & Richard
* Melanie Rose & Richard Stanley Cutler - Children of Philip & Betty Ann (twins)