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Amy Roberta RUCK[1, 2]
 1878 - 1978

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  • Birth  2 Aug 1878  Murree, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  11 Aug 1978  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5891  Young Family Kent Ancestry
    Last Modified  19 May 2007 23:41:30 
     
    Father  Arthur Ashley RUCK, b. 1848, Pennal, Monmouthshire, Wales  
    Mother  Eleanor D'ARCY 
    Family ID  F1758  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Oliver ONIONS 
    Family ID  F1760  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Known as Berta Ruck or Berta Onions, authored many children's books and lived to almost 100 years old.
     
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    1. [S86] Miscellaneous.
      Amy Roberta Ruck
      1878-1978
      "Sidelights"
      Amy Roberta Ruck, known to her fans as Berta Ruck, wrote more than 100 light romance novels between 1914 and 1967. In the dozens of book reviews generated by her work, a certain blend of descriptive words predominates: jolly, improbable, fluffy, scatterbrained, spirited, sentimental, bright, carefree, lively, melodramatic, daring, unusual--but always, regardless of literary merit--amusing. For example, Lisle Bell described Money Isn't Everything to readers of Books, "It's not what you would call an unblazed trail in fiction, but," the pace is "considerable" and the results are "amusing." A Boston Transcript reviewer of Dancing Star was even more candid: "Miss Ruck writes such readable ripplings that we do not care whether they are rubbish or not. As a matter of fact, we expect them to be, and this time we are wrong." A. L. Hill described Sir or Madam in the New York Tribune as "a most readable story which will, far better than many of a more serious type, beguile our leisure hours."
      The light touch seems to have been the secret of Ruck's success, among the hordes of critics and her many, devoted readers as well. In Books, the reviewer of Mind of a Minx concluded that Ruck provides "aid and comfort to the many admirers of her frolicsome style and her never-failing supply of lovable but slightly nitwitted characters."
      These include Ripple Meredith of Dancing Star, a stage-struck dancer faced with an unexpected and hasty choice between marriage or a career in the spotlight. In a New York World review of the novel, Ruth Snyder commented: "Berta Ruck's books are sweet and interesting. She seems just to pour herself into her stories." Lucky in Love is a Cinderella-like story about an apprentice beautician, a masked ball, and a magic charm. "The tale is so charmingly written," commented a critic in Literary Review, "so naive, colorful and glamorous that one soon loses all desire to find fault." In Youngest Venus; or, The Love Story of a Plain Girl, the heroine is a typist transformed by a Swedish exercise program into an object of beauty. In Immortal Girl, it is an older woman transformed by a magic potion into a beautiful young woman of twenty-two. In Clouded Pearl, Margaret Verity inherits a fortune, ventures into high society apparently unprepared for its rigors, then finds herself shipwrecked on a desert island with a young fellow named Archie Mount as her sole companion. A New York Times reviewer recommended the story: "For all its fustion and frumperies, the book has a fresh, zestful spontaneity and a smooth, unhurried flow of narrative."
      Ruck's unhurried narrative style did not remain constant throughout her career, not did the "spun sugar" flavor cited in a New York Times review of Lucky in Love. As Rachel Anderson informed readers in Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers: "After 50 years of writing, the rather cloying, sickly-sweet flavour of the earliest stories had given way to a quasi-stream of consciousness style . . . making the fullest possible use of upper case letters, unorthodox punctuation, and italics." Yet the author and her work remained optimistic, according to Anderson, and "Ruck proved to be an adaptable writer, changing her background, and style according to the times in which she lived." Approaching ninety years of age, Ruck wrote her last known novel, Shopping for a Husband, about a woman who found true love through the services of a very modern (for the time) marriage bureau.
      PERSONAL INFORMATION
      Family: Born August 2, 1878, in Murree, India; died August 11, 1978; daughter of Arthur Ashley (a colonel) and Eleanor (D'Arcy) Ruck; married Oliver Onions (a novelist who changed his name to George Oliver but continued to publish under original name), 1909 (died, 1961); children: Arthur, Bill. Education: Attended Lambeth School of Art, Slade School of Art, and Colarossi's (Paris). Memberships: Forum (London).
      CAREER
      Writer.
      WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR:
      NOVELS; UNDER NAME BERTA RUCK
      His Official Fiancee, Dodd (New York, NY), 1914, reprinted, Hurst & Blackett (London), 1975.
      The Wooing of Rosamond Fayre, Dodd, 1915 (published in England as The Courtship of Rosamond Fayre, Hutchinson [London], 1915).
      The Boy with Wings, Dodd, 1915 (published in England as The Lad with Wings, Hutchinson, 1915).
      Miss Million's Maid, Dodd, 1915.
      The Girls at His Billet, Dodd, 1916, reprinted, Hurst & Blackett, 1975.
      In Another Girl's Shoes, Dodd, 1916.
      The Bridge of Kisses, Hutchinson, 1917, Dodd, 1920.
      The Three of Hearts, Dodd, 1917.
      The Years for Rachel, Dodd, 1918.
      Arabella the Awful, Hodder & Stoughton (London), 1918.
      The Girl Who Proposed! Hodder & Stoughton, 1918.
      The Disturbing Charm, Dodd, 1919.
      A Land-Girl's Love Story, Dodd, 1919.
      Sweethearts Unmet, Dodd, 1919.
      The Wrong Mr. Right, Hodder & Stoughton, 1919, Dodd, 1922.
      The Bridge of Kisses, Dodd, 1920, reprinted, Bantam (New York City), 1980.
      Sweet Stranger, Dodd, 1921.
      The Arrant Rover, Dodd, 1921.
      The Elopement of Eve and Prince Playfellow, Hodder & Stoughton, 1922.
      The Subconscious Courtship, Dodd, 1922.
      The Bride Who Ran Away--Nurse Henderson, Hodder & Stoughton, 1922.
      Under False Pretenses, Hodder & Stoughton, 1922.
      Sir or Madam, Dodd, 1923.
      The Dancing Star, Dodd, 1923.
      The Clouded Pearl, Dodd, 1924.
      The Leap Year Girl, Dodd, 1924.
      Lucky in Love, Dodd, 1924.
      Kneel to the Prettiest, Dodd, 1925.
      The Immortal Girl, Dodd, 1925.
      Her Pirate Partner, Hodder & Stoughton, 1926, Dodd, 1927.
      The Pearl Thief, Dodd, 1926.
      The Mind of a Minx, Dodd, 1927.
      Money for One, Hodder & Stoughton, 1927, Dodd, 1928.
      One of the Chorus, Hodder & Stoughton, 1928, published as Joy Ride!, Dodd, 1929.
      The Youngest Venus; or, The Love Story of a Plain Girl, Dodd, 1928.
      The Unkissed Bride, Dodd, 1929.
      To-day's Daughter, Hodder & Stoughton, 1929, Dodd, 1930.
      The Love-Hater, Dodd, 1930 (published in England as Missing Girl, Cassell [London], 1930).
      Offer of Marriage, Cassell, 1930, Dodd, 1931.
      Forced Landing, Cassell, 1931.
      Dance Partner, Dodd, 1931.
      The Lap of Luxury, Cassell, 1931, Dodd, 1932.
      This Year, Next Year, Sometime, Dodd, 1932.
      Sudden Sweetheart, Cassell, 1932, Dodd, 1933.
      Understudy, Dodd, 1933.
      Eleventh Hour Lover, Hutchinson, 1933.
      Change Here for Happiness, Written Especially for Those Who Want Some Happy Hours--and a Change!, Dodd, 1933.
      The Best Time Ever, Dodd, 1934.
      Sunburst, Dodd, 1934.
      Sunshine-Stealer: The Story of a Cruise, Dodd, 1935.
      A Star in Love, Dodd, 1935.
      Spring Comes, Dodd, 1936 (published in England as Spring Comes to Miss Lonely Heart, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936).
      Sleeping Beauty, 1936 (published in England as Half-Past Kissing Time, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936).
      Love on Second Thoughts, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936, Dodd, 1937, reprinted, Lythway Press, 1976.
      A Story-Teller Tells the Truth: Reminiscences and Notes, Hutchinson, 1937.
      Romance Royal, Dodd, 1937.
      Wedding March, Dodd, 1938, reprinted, Lythway Press, 1975.
      Love Comes Again Later, Dodd, 1938, reprinted, Lythway Press, 1975.
      Handmaid to Fame, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938, Dodd, 1939.
      Mock-Honeymoon, Dodd, 1939.
      Arbella Arrives, Dodd, 1939.
      It Was Left to Peter, Dodd, 1940 (published in England as Out to Marry Money, Mills & Boon [London], 1940).
      He Learned about Women, Dodd, 1940 (published in England as He Learnt about Women, Mills & Boon, 1940).
      Money Isn't Everything, Dodd, 1940 (published in England as Pennies from Heaven, Mills & Boon, 1940).
      Fiancees Are Relatives, Dodd, 1941 (published in England as Fiancees Count as Relatives, Mills & Boon, 1941).
      Jade Earrings, Dodd, 1941.
      Waltz Contest, Dodd, 1941.
      Spinster's Progress, Dodd, 1942.
      Quarrel and Kiss, Dodd, Mills & Boon, 1942.
      Footlight Fever, Dodd, 1942.
      Bread and Grease Paint, Hutchinson, 1943.
      Intruder Marriage, Dodd, 1944.
      Shining Chance, Dodd, 1944.
      You Are the One, Dodd, 1945.
      The Surprise Engagement, Dodd, 1946.
      Throw away Yesterday!, Dodd, 1946.
      Tomboy in Lace, Dodd, 1947.
      She Danced in the Ballet, Dodd, 1948.
      Gentle Tyrant, Dodd, 1949 (published in England as Love and Apron Strings, Hutchinson, 1949).
      Joyful Journey, 1950 (published in England as Hopeful Journey, Hutchinson, 1950).
      Love at a Festival, Dodd, 1951.
      The Rising of the Lark, Dodd, 1951 (published in England as Song of the Lark, Hutchinson, 1951).
      Spice of Life, Dodd, 1952.
      Fantastic Holiday, Dodd, 1953.
      Blind Date, Dodd, 1953 (published in England as Marriage Is a Blind Date, Hutchinson, 1954).
      The Men in Her Life, Dodd, 1954.
      We All Have Our Secrets, Dodd, 1955.
      Romance in Two Keys, Dodd, 1955 (published in England as Romance of a Film Star, Hutchinson, 1956).
      A Wish a Day, Dodd, 1956.
      Admirer Unknown, Dodd, 1957.
      Leap Year Romance, Dodd, 1957 (published in England as Leap Year Love, Hurst & Blackett, 1957).
      Mystery Boyfriend, Hutchinson, 1957.
      Third Time Lucky, Dodd, 1958 (published in England as Third Love Lucky, Hurst & Blackett, 1958).
      Romantic Afterthought, Dodd, 1959.
      Love and a Rich Girl, Dodd, 1960.
      Sherry and Ghosts, Hurst & Blackett, 1961, Dodd, 1962.
      Diamond Engagement Ring, Hurst & Blackett, 1962.
      Rendezvous in Zagharella, Hutchinson, 1963.
      Runaway Lovers, Hurst & Blackett, 1963.
      Shopping for a Husband, Hurst & Blackett, 1967.
      STORY COLLECTIONS; UNDER NAME BERTA RUSK
      Khaki and Kisses, Hutchinson, 1915.
      The Great Unmet, Harper (New York, NY), 1918.
      Rufus on the Rebound, Harper, 1918.
      The Dream Domesticated, Harper, 1918.
      The Girl Who Was Too Good-Looking, Hodder & Stoughton, 1920.
      The Post-War Girl and Other Stories, Hutchinson, 1922.
      Wanted on the Voyage, Cassell, 1930.
      OTHER; UNDER NAME BERTA RUCK
      American Snap-Shots, Dodd, 1920.
      The Berta Ruck Birthday Book, with Quotations, Dodd, 1920.
      A Story-Teller Tells the Truth: Reminiscences and Notes, Hutchinson, 1935.
      A Smile for the Past (autobiography), Hutchinson, 1959.
      (Editor and author of foreword) Oliver Onions (husband), A Shilling to Spend (novel), M. Joseph, 1965.
      A Trickle of Welsh Blood, Hutchinson, 1967.
      An Asset to Wales, Hutchinson, 1970.
      Ancestral Voices, Hutchinson, 1972.
      Also author of numerous radio scripts.
      FURTHER READINGS ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
      BOOKS
      Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers, St. James (Detroit), 1994.
      PERIODICALS
      Books, November 20, 1927, p. 12; June 23, 1940, p. 12.
      Boston Transcript, November 24, 1923, p. 3; March 20, 1926, p. 7.
      Literary Review, February 28, 1925, p. 10.
      New York Times, November 30, 1924, p. 8; February 22, 1925, p. 14; June 25, 1939, p. 7; November 16, 1941, p. 24.
      New York Tribune, March 18, 1923, p. 22.
      New York World, October 28, 1923, p. 7e.*

      SOURCE CITATION
      Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2004. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC
      Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2004. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC

    2. [S86] Miscellaneous.
      Berta Ruck
      Also known as: Amy Roberta Ruck, Amy Roberta Oliver
      Birth: August 2, 1878 in Murree, India Death: August 11, 1978 Nationality: British Occupation: Writer Source: Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers, 3rd ed. St. James Press, 1994.
      BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
      The Edwardian era is seen by many as a Golden Age of Romance, a time of gaiety, extravagance, luxury, and flamboyant wealth. Berta Ruck, who published the first of her many novels in 1914, used this background for a number of her stories. `The Edwardian dinner parties', she said recalling that time in a radio interview: `I've been to those ... when I was very young and I don't think such things again exist ... those long tables full of guests, and being `taken in' to dinner. And the long skirts--skirt after skirt after skirt with perhaps a champagne cork caught in the flounce, you'd occasionally see. Masses of flowers--an absolute jungle of pink sweet peas and white gypsophila'.
      Ruck proved to be an adaptable writer, changing her background, and style according to the times in which she lived. Arabella the Awful is a simple, cheery little tale with some light-hearted satire on the aristocracy thrown in, and jokey references to the German's silliness, and the Englishman's bravery, and was clearly intended as a morale-raiser in time of war. In 1922 appeared a story with a nursing background, The Bride Who Ran Away. And, like so many romantic novelists, she too was lured by the desert: `That was, of course, one of those never-to-be-forgotten nights. The moon, instead of being silver, made everything amber and gold--the sands of the desert, I suppose--and the camels. Everything was so ageless'. In the 1960s, she was up on the times as shown by Shopping for a Husband, a novel dedicated to Heather Jenner, a principal and founder of one of the country's largest marriage bureaux, and written about the seemingly unromantic topic of marriage bureau matches. Kate, on the shelf in her late-twenties, and desperate for a marriage, is finally driven, as the title suggests, to go shopping for a husband. After working through numerous men on the bureau's books, she falls for a staggeringly rich north-country steel magnate, and proves that the services of a bureau can be as legitimate and wonderful a way of discovering true love as any more chancey, flash-in-the-pan meeting. As Heather Jenner, the bureau principal, explained in a book about modern marriage: `The whole social concept of marriage has changed, but a man still seeks a wife who fits in with his background and who comes of wholesome stock'. After 50 years of writing, the rather cloying, sickly-sweet flavour of the earliest stories had given way to a quasi-stream of consciousness style, jerky and chatty, which leaves out finite verbs, definite articles and pronouns, while making the fullest possible use of upper case letters, unorthodox punctuation, and italics, sometimes entire paragraphs being italicized.
      Her attitude to her work was optimistic. When accused of leaving out the `unpleasant realities' of life, she justified it like this:
      I belong to the School of Thought (the Non-Thinking School, if you like) that considers `compensating dream fiction', not as opiate, but as tonic, and prefers to leave the tale on a note definitely gay and hopeful. People condemn the story-teller's cheerfully tidied-up last chapters as the flight from reality. Personally I regard it as the entrance into the original real world.
      To the people who ask me why I can't face facts, I would suggest that it takes all kinds of facts to make a world; why should I not describe those I prefer? Why, people ask, do I falsify Life? Why, I ask, do they? I think it is very wrong to give Youth the impression that it is unalterably doomed to disappointment. `C'est en croyant aux roses', says a French proverb, `qu'on les fait éclore'. It is by believing in roses that one brings them into bloom ...
      It is my creed that the world was created to go merry as a marriage-bell and for the whole human race to be healthy, wealthy and wise enough to be happy on all cylinders.
      PERSONAL INFORMATION
      Nationality: British. Born: Amy Roberta Ruck, Murree, India, 2 August 1878. Education: St Winifred's School, Bangor, Wales; Lambeth School of Art, and Slade School of Art, both London; Calorossi's, Paris. Family: Married the writer Oliver Onions, in 1909 (died 1961); two sons. Died: 11 August 1978.
      WORKS
      Romance and Historical Publications
      Novels
      His Official Fiancée. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1914.
      The Courtship of Rosamond Fayre. London, Hutchinson, 1915; as The Wooing of Rosamond Fayre, New York, Dodd Mead, 1915.
      The Lad with Wings. London, Hutchinson, 1915; as The Boy with Wings, New York, Dodd Mead, 1915.
      Miss Million's Maid. New York, Dodd Mead, 1915; London, Hutchinson, 1916.
      The Girls at His Billet. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1916.
      In Another Girl's Shoes. New York, Dodd Mead, 1916; London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1917.
      The Bridge of Kisses. London, Hutchinson, 1917; New York, Dodd Mead, 1920.
      Three of Hearts. New York, Dodd Mead, 1917; London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1918.
      The Girl Who Proposed! London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1918.
      The Years for Rachel. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1918.
      Arabella the Awful. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1918.
      The Disturbing Charm. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1919.
      The Land-Girl's Love Story. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1919.
      The Wrong Mr Right. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1919; New York, Dodd Mead, 1922.
      Sweethearts Unmet. New York, Dodd Mead, 1919; London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1922.
      Sweet Stranger. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1921.
      The Arrant Rover. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1921.
      Under False Pretences. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1922.
      The Subconscious Courtship. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1922.
      The Bride Who Ran Away--Nurse Henderson. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1922.
      The Elopement of Eve and Prince Playfellow. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1922.
      Sir or Madam? London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1923.
      The Dancing Star. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1923.
      The Clouded Pearl. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1924.
      The Leap Year Girl. New York, Dodd Mead, 1924.
      Lucky in Love. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1924.
      Kneel to the Prettiest. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1925.
      The Immortal Girl. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1925.
      Her Pirate Partner. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1926; New York, Dodd Mead, 1927.
      The Pearl Thief. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1926.
      The Mind of a Minx. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1927.
      Money for One. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1927; New York, Dodd Mead, 1928.
      One of the Chorus. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1928; as Joy-Ride, New York, Dodd Mead, 1929.
      The Youngest Venus; or, The Love Story of a Plain Girl. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1928.
      The Unkissed Bride. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1929.
      To-day's Daughter. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1929; New York, Dodd Mead, 1930.
      Post-War Girl. London, Hutchinson, 1930.
      Missing Girl. London, Cassell, 1930; as The Love-Hater, New York, Dodd Mead, 1930.
      Offer of Marriage. London, Cassell, 1930; New York, Dodd Mead, 1931.
      Forced Landing. London, Cassell, 1931.
      Dance Partner. New York, Dodd Mead, 1931.
      The Lap of Luxury. London, Cassell, 1931; New York, Dodd Mead, 1932.
      This Year, Next Year, Sometime--. London, Cassell, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1932.
      Sudden Sweetheart. London, Cassell, 1932; New York, Dodd Mead, 1933.
      Understudy. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1933.
      Eleventh Hour Lover. London, Hutchinson, 1933.
      Change Here for Happiness, Written Especially for Those Who Want Some Happy Hours--and a Change! London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1933.
      The Best Time Ever. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1934.
      Sunburst. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1934.
      Sunshine-Stealer: The Story of a Cruise. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1935.
      A Star in Love. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1935.
      Spring Comes to Miss Lonely Heart. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1936; as Spring Comes, New York, Dodd Mead, 1936.
      Half-Past Kissing Time. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1936; as Sleeping Beauty, New York, Dodd Mead, 1936.
      Love on Second Thoughts. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1936; New York, Dodd Mead, 1937.
      Romance Royal. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1937.
      Love Comes Again Later. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1938.
      Handmaid to Fame. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1938; New York, Dodd Mead, 1939.
      Wedding March. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1938.
      Mock-Honeymoon. London, Mills and Boon, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1939.
      Arabella Arrives. New York, Dodd Mead, 1939.
      Out to Marry Money. London, Mills and Boon, 1940; as It Was Left to Peter, New York, Dodd Mead, 1940.
      He Learnt about Women. London, Mills and Boon, 1940; as He Learned about Women, New York, Dodd Mead, 1940.
      Pennies from Heaven. London, Mills and Boon, 1940; as Money Isn't Everything, New York, Dodd Mead, 1940; revised edition, as Third Love Lucky, London, Hurst and Blackett, 1958; as Third Time Lucky, Dodd Mead, 1958.
      Fiancées Count as Relatives. London, Mills and Boon, 1941; as Fiancées Are Relatives, New York, Dodd Mead, 1941.
      Jade Earrings. New York, Dodd Mead, 1941.
      Waltz-Contest. London, Mills and Boon, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1941.
      Spinster's Progress. London, Mills and Boon, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1942.
      Quarrel and Kiss. London, Mills and Boon, 1942.
      Footlight Fever. New York, Dodd Mead, 1942.
      Bread-and-Grease-Paint. London, Hutchinson, 1943.
      Shining Chance. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1944.
      Intruder Marriage. New York, Dodd Mead, 1944, and London, Hutchinson, 1945.
      You Are the One. New York, Dodd Mead, 1945; London, Hutchinson, 1946.
      Surprise Engagement. New York, Dodd Mead, 1946; London, Hutchinson, 1947.
      Throw Away Yesterday. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1946.
      Tomboy in Lace. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1947.
      She Danced in the Ballet. New York, Dodd Mead, 1948; London, Hutchinson, 1949.
      Love and Apron-Strings. London, Hutchinson, 1949; as Gentle Tyrant, New York, Dodd Mead, 1949.
      Hopeful Journey. London, Hutchinson, 1950; as Joyful Journey, New York, Dodd Mead, 1950.
      Love at a Festival. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1951.
      Song of the Lark. London, Hutchinson, 1951; as The Rising of the Lark, New York, Dodd Mead, 1951.
      Spice of Life. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1952.
      Fantastic Holiday. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1953.
      Marriage Is a Blind Date. London, Hutchinson, 1953; as Blind Date, New York, Dodd Mead, 1953.
      The Men in Her Life. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1954.
      We All Have Our Secrets. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1955.
      Romance in Two Keys. New York, Dodd Mead, 1955; as Romance of a Film Star, London, Hutchinson, 1956.
      A Wish a Day. London, Hutchinson, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1956.
      Admirer Unknown. New York, Dodd Mead, 1957.
      Leap Year Love. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1957; as Leap Year Romance, New York, Dodd Mead, 1957.
      Mystery Boy-Friend. London, Hutchinson, 1957.
      Romantic Afterthought. London, Hurst and Blackett, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1959.
      Love and a Rich Girl. London, Hurst and Blackett, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1960.
      Sherry and the Ghosts. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1961; New York, Dodd Mead, 1962.
      Diamond Engagement Ring. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1962.
      Runaway Lovers. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1963.
      Rendezvous in Zagarella. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1964.
      Shopping for a Husband. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1967.
      Short Stories
      Khaki and Kisses. London, Hutchinson, 1915.
      The Great Unmet. New York, Harper's Bazaar, 1918.
      Rufus on the Rebound. New York, Harper's Bazaar, 1918.
      The Dream Domesticated. New York, Harper's Bazaar, 1918.
      The Girl Who Was Too Good-Looking. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1920.
      The Post-War Girl and Other Stories. London, Hutchinson, 1922.
      Wanted on the Voyage. London, Cassell, 1930.
      Other Publications
      Other
      American Snap-Shots. New York, Dodd Mead, 1920.
      The Berta Ruck Birthday Book, with Quotations. London, Hodder and Stoughton, and New York, Dodd Mead, 1920.
      A Story-Teller Tells the Truth: Reminiscences and Notes. London, Hutchinson, 1935.
      A Smile for the Past (autobiography). London, Hutchinson, 1959.
      A Trickle of Welsh Blood. London, Hutchinson, 1967.
      An Asset to Wales. London, Hutchinson, 1970.
      Ancestral Voices. London, Hutchinson, 1972.

      SOURCE CITATION
      "Berta Ruck." Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers, 3rd ed. St. James Press, 1994. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2004. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC
      Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers, 3rd ed. St. James Press, 1994. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2004. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC

  

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