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Kensington Books, 1999 - Fiction - 373 pages
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On the eve of her wedding to wealthy local scion Wyn Archer, Callie Parker wanted for nothing. Raised on her father Clemson's South Carolina plantation, she was accustomed to a world of privilege in which her every desire was fulfilled. Life with Wyn promised to be a delightful whirl of luxury, beginning with their wedding. And that day would not be complete without the three people who had grown up with Callie under the sheltering branches of the angel oaks at Parker Manor. There was Bode Jessup, part brother and part idol to Callie, whom her father rescued from an orphanage. She wanted one last chance to say goodbye to the boy who had grown into a successful lawyer-and a wildly attractive man. Next was Brie Canfield, the freckle-faced waif whose dreams had come true when Clemson welcomed her into his elegant house as a playmate for Callie. Now an FBI agent with a life of her own, Brie welcomed a trip back to the only place she had ever thought of as home. Last was Sela Bronson, another impoverished child starved for love and grateful for the family she'd found at Parker Manor. An unhappy marriage was only one reason she wanted to return to the plantation where her earliest fantasies of love and happiness had been born. Now Callie's childhood companions are gathering at Parker Manor to celebrate her new joy, and to relive the charmed years they spent before adult life made its demands. Yet they cannot imagine the tragedy that awaits them. A terrible accident leaves Callie in a coma-and Bode, Brie and Sela unprepared for the shocking truths that surface in the wake of the crash. As the trio of friends discover how little they know of their beloved yesterdays, one woman's darkest secret threatens to tear them apart--Page 2 and 3 of cover.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Paralyzingly prolific romancer Michaels has her ups and downs, from the total nonsense of Finders Keepers (1998) to the exemplary plotting of Celebration (p. 103), in which a wealthy woman's husband ... Read full review


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Michaels, a prolific and erratic writer, presents one of her lesser efforts here, a confusing story about class and race in South Carolina. An automobile accident on the eve of her wedding leaves ... Read full review


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Fern Michaels is the pseudonym for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born on April 9, 1933, and grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania. Michaels is an American author of romance and thriller novels, including at least 90 bestselling books with more than 150 million copies in print. Her USA Today and New York Times bestselling books include Family Blessings, Pretty Woman, Crown Jewel, Take Down and About Face. She writes the Texas quartet, the Captive series, and The Sisterhood series.

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