Saffron Skies

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Orion, Jun 24, 2010 - Fiction - 688 pages
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Spanning five decades, SAFFRON SKIES is a magnificent story of sisters, friends, families and love.

MAX SALL, powerful, wealthy and utterly ruthless, a man without a past ... His wife, ANGELA, a society debutante who fell in love with the dark, handsome stranger, and broke her parents' hearts when she married him ... His mistress, FRANCESCA, the glamorous air stewardess, who saw in Max her ticket out of the Italian provinces and grabbed it - and him - with both hands ... And his daughters: AMBER, more like her father than she'll ever know, smart, shrewd and determined to achieve, whatever the cost; and PAOLA, groomed by her mother to succeed where she failed, in getting a man to marry her.

Max's women are very different, but they all demand his attention. While Amber and Paola are growing up in the 1970s, their mothers somehow find a way to share Max between them. But when Amber and Paola fall in love with the same man two decades later, they're determined that this time there will be no sharing...

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This addictive page-turner takes us into the lives of three young girls and whisks us through years of their experiences into adulthood. Best friends Amber, Becky, and Madeline are entirely different ... Read full review

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not bad so far but not my fav Read full review

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About the author (2010)

After various careers from cocktail waitress to kibbutz worker, Lesley Lokko trained as an architect, but always dreamt of writing. She lives in Johannesburg.

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