Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0060577452 $14.95 Four cassettes
At 47, Stevie Jardine is a widow, mother of four, and the CEO of one of London's most illustrious jewelry empires. She finds fulfillment from her career, friends, and family, but her happiness is marred by a dark secret. When a random act of violence leaves her beloved daughter in a coma, Stevie must put aside her pride and revisit a painful past. Janet McTeer's performance sensitively explores family mysteries, betrayals, and loyalties. Her voice is whispery and intimate, as if sharing delicious secrets with listeners, leading them into a world of elegant gems, haute couture, and remarkable women. Barbara Taylor Bradford's compassion and understanding of human nature infuse her work with just the right touches of conflict, love, and redemption to satisfy her many fans. S.J.H.
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