In this case, I am talking about the work of the renowned Kiwi romance writer, Essie Summers. She was a Mills and Boon phenomenon, a pastor’s wife who began writing for the publisher in the 1950s, and became one of their best selling and most loved authors. She died in 1998, but her popularity is such that at times M&B still reprint her novels as part of their Bestseller programme.
|Essie Summers books at the Central Auckland Research Centre|
Although we don’t have every one of her novels in the collection, it is heart warming to know that the work of this iconic Kiwi writer, even several decades after her final book was published, is still being read and loved.
Read more about Essie Summers and search for holdings at Auckland Libraries.
Author: Joanne Graves, Central Auckland Research Centre