The public views the Sall family as super rich, Hollywood
glamorous and mega spoiled. It's only a matter of time
before the whole world finds out that Max Sall, businessman
extraordinaire, keeps a mistress and a daughter in Greece.
His two families, one located in England and one in Rome,
consist of two daughters, a son, a wife and a mistress;
they will all do what they can to survive.
The two sisters, Amber and Paola, will experience changes
that mold who they are and what they will become. The
troubled son, Kiernan, will find success, drugs and a
forbidden love. Angela, Amber's mother and Max's wife, must
come to terms with her marriage and find a way out of her
alcoholic haze and a way to save herself and her family.
Francesca, the beautiful mistress, must decide what to do
if Max never leaves his wife. Tragedy and circumstance will
bring both friends and family together to create life-long
When I first started reading this novel, I thought it was
going to take me forever. Normally, sagas are tedious and
drawn out; you have to force yourself to turn each page.
However, this beautiful and creative novel kept me so
interested, I read it in one sitting.
In this sweeping family saga, Amber Sall has the world on
a platter---everything a girl could ever want. She has a
handsome, powerbroker father, an older brother she adores,
scads of money, and two best friends, Becky and Madeline.
But none of that satisfies her lifelong desire to win her
fatherís love, and for success in a career on the basis of
her own talents, not her familyís power and money.
Watching her beloved brother fail both tests only makes
Amber more determined to succeed. Through the decades, she
and Becky and Madeline need each otherís support through
the best and the worst that women can experience, but can
their friendship survive?
Max Sall, Amberís father, is a distant, self-made man,
whose lust for power comes from his tragic childhood. He
drove Amberís society mother to alcoholism by openly
keeping a mistress in Rome. His daughter with that
mistress, Paola Rossi, is spoiled by her mother. She grows
up to be a beautiful, glamorous member of the
international jet set, yet she is still envious of
everything Amber has, and determined to do what her mother
never could: get a man to marry her. But when Paola
finally marries, the result is more disastrous than she
ever could have dreamed.