Title: Let Me Have Wings
Author: Margaret Widdemer
Publication Year: 1941
Publisher: Triangle Books
ISBN/LoC: none listed
Format: Hard Cover w/Jacket
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, no marks, not ex-library, pages tanned, name of previous owner on first free end page, edge worn dust protected in new archival Brodart cover
Description from Dust Jacket
Rosemary Oliver's parents died in an automobile accident when she was only six years old. Happiness and freedom and friendship and love ceased for her then. She was taken to live with her grandmother in a little up-state New York town, and she came to understand why her mother had run away at sixteen. For Grandmother -- Mrs. Bogardus -- was rich, power mad, completely selfish. She insisted on ruling the child's life, she insisted on being loved, and she maintained her position by torture and cruelty.
When Rosemary was seventeen, she too ran away. But where her mother ran away to marry a man she loved, Rosemary ran away merely to escape. And Rosemary, though she didn't know it, was an heiress. Her grandfather had left a will which provided that his entire fortune should become hers on the day of her marriage.
Three men knew about the provisions of that will. Three men wanted to marry her. Each of those three men acted after his own fashion to gain his selfish ends. Poor Rosemary was the pawn in the game. But Rosemary, for all her youth and fright and inexperience, was able to bide her time. She wore the ring of Judge De Koven; she nearly agreed to live without marriage with Dr. Archinard; she was kidnapped by Hendrick van Ryn. But she married the man her heart wanted.