Secrets in Time  

"a fast and fun read" - Carolyne Zinko 

"engaging" - Marshall D. Norris.

"a simmering stew of almost everything a reader could want" - Fran Moreland Johns

"As a San Franciscan, I found Ms. Zellerbach's extraordinary grasp of the city's social history to be fun and fascinating. Most importantly though, she weaves a wonderfully romantic, witty, and sophisticated tale that will please a variety of readers. This is a page-turner done with style and verve."  - Stephanie L

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The Reading Experience
No one knows the inner workings of San Francisco society better than Merla Zellerbach, a native San Franciscan, former editor of the Nob Hill Gazette, and for 23 years a columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle. This, her sixth novel, is a chance to closely experience the entanglements of a powerful newspaper dynasty, and enjoy the family's secrets over time in San Francisco.

The Plot
Yvonne believes marrying a good man like Marc is the right thing to do, but her heart still belongs to Paul Amory, a soldier she believes to be dead. Soon after her stylish marriage, Yvonne’s father, James Tyler Stockton, the family patriarch and publisher of the San Francisco Herald, dies, leaving the fate of the dynasty he’s created in doubt. His four children from two different marriages seek their own paths. The lives of his offspring mirror the time they live in, differently. Indeed, his family delivers fashion and news among the rich and powerful on a daily basis. The differences bring them into decisive conflict, complicated by the loves they pursue, and the secrets they protect.

© 2010

forthcoming by Merla Zellerbach

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