Surely the most terrifying thing that could happen to any woman must be for her child to be snatched -- and indeed it was without doubt the worst thing that had happened to Marisa; that moment when she came out of a shop to find baby Jamie vanished would always feel like the end of everything.
For most women in that dreadful situation, though, it would at least be some comfort to be sustained by their husband's love -- but for Marisa it only meant that it had brought her estranged husband Gabriel back on the schene; the last thing she had wanted to happen. For nothing had changed in the two years since she had last seen him; the same gap still yawned between them. And meanwhile -- WHERE WAS JAMIE?
After two years' separation from Gabriel, her husband, Marisa still didn't think she was ready to cope with being his wife. His wealthy life-style had intimidated her. His snobbish friends had made her feel like a poor little nobody.
But some things had changed in two years, Marisa had had to raise Jaime, their baby, by herself, and that had given her new confidence and shown her the meaning of true love.
Then Jaime was abducted, and she thought she would die. Especially since it brought Gabriel back into her life....