This book was not quite what I expected. It took a long time to wade through all the background information on the major characters (and several of the minor ones) before we got to the present day, main plot of the book. Probably a third to half the book is background information. Once the meat of the story began, though, it was hard to put down. I read this book in less than two days, in spite of its nearly 400 page length. The ending will surprise you, unless you do as I did and peeked because I couldn't wait to see how things ended.
Kate Haywood is at the top of her career. After years of hard work, the homemaking empire she struggled to build has made har a household name. Her top rated TV Show and award-winning magazine inspire millions of women to emulate her beautiful world, from the pastel walls of her immaculate Hamptons home and her elaborate recipes to her picture-perfect marriage.
Then, in one soul -shattering moment, her "perfect" world comes crashing down, and Kate realizes that in reaching for global success, she has lost what matters most: her family. alone and devastated, with the tabloids airing her dirty laundry daily, Kate finds solace in the arms of a mysterious, handsome sculptor who unlocks passions Kate hasn't felt in years - passions that will force her to choose between two very different lives.
my edition is a former library book