Book Reviews of Crown Jewel

Crown Jewel
Crown Jewel
Author: Fern Michaels
ISBN-13: 9780743457798
ISBN-10: 074345779X
Publication Date: 12/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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Ricky Lam, aka Hollywood's "Platinum Boy," is one famous actor. He's got everything a man could want. Unfortunately, he also has a nasty drug and alcohol problem. His brother, Philly, has always been there for him, but this time he refuses to help. Philly is ready to wash his hands of Ricky unless he enters a program. Ricky does, it works, and 15 years later he continues to seek his brother's approval. Philly is not forthcoming, and their relationship is cordial at best. When Philly dies in a freak accident on a movie set, Ricky is forced to admit he'll never get to know his brother. Ricky is further upset when he inherits his brother's resorts and realizes secrets abound in his brother's life. Ricky leaves show business, takes over Philly's concerns, and finds himself confronted with exposing the lies that surrounded his brother, one of which could shock and scandalize the nation at the highest levels, in the prolific Michaels' latest, a story of forgiveness and personal redemption
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Handsome, rich, and adored by millions, Ricky Lam was a golden boy - with a dark side. The substance-addicted superstar had hit rock bottom, but luckily he had a business manager, his older brother Philip, who forced him into a rehab clinic - a move that would create an irreparable rift between them. Yet, years later, when tragedy strikes, Ricky dedicates himself to Philip's dream: constructing an unique resort in South Carolina called the Crown Jewel. Stepping into his brother's shoes, Ricky encounters unsettling surprises, one of which is an amazing woman, his sister-in-law Roxy, who leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother's life, and into a passionate love affair. AS Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice committed decades ago - even if it means risking his fame, his fortune, and his life.
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A great romance novel.
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****** Love all Fern Michaels books!
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always a good romance from Fern Michaels
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Interesting characters, managable plot, expected twists = a good summer read.
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Good story - great author
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Good fictional story. It keeps moving along nicely though I felt too many things happened too smoothly.
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Contemporary romance novel. Good reading.
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It's a Fern Michaels book. What more needs to be said? She does NOT write anything bad or boring!
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I have not read to many of Fern Michaels books, but, I certainly did love this one...I absolutely could not put it down, it was a real page turner, I did not want it to end, I will try to coninue to read her..
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This was a wonderful book about a man and his family and the secret that could have destroyed him. I loved the book. Fern did it again!!
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Couldn't put it down! Great story!
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New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels spins an emotionally changed and surprising tale of two very different brothers and the one woman who loved them both and holds the key to a legacy of family secrets.
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Anything by Michael Fern is excellent
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Excellent book.
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Handsome, rich, and adored by millions, Ricky Lam was a golden boy-with a dark side. The substance-addicted superstar had hit rock bottom, but luckily he had a business manager, his older brother Philip, who forced him into a rehab clinic-a move that would create an irreparable rift between them. Yet, years later, when tradegy strikes, Ricky dedicates himself to Philip's dream: constructing a unique resort in South Carolina called the Crown Jewel. Stepping into his brothers shoes, Ricky encounters unsettling surprises, one of which is an amazing woman, his sister-in-law Roxy, who leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother's life, and into a passionate love affair. As Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice committed decades ago-even if it means risking his fame, his fortune, and his life.
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Brothers - loved by the same woman. The woman who unleashes their family secret. Set in a South Carolina Resort....Crown Jewel.
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A must for Fern Michaels fans.
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Great summer escape book. Resorts, rehabs, and romance. What more could you ask?
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Two very different brothers and the one women who loved them both and who holds the key to a family secret.
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This book was great if you like romance.
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Younger brother is on drugs and older brother tries to take care of him. Older brother dies and younger brother must become a man and does so in a great way. Good book
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mixed reviews but I thought it was a very good read
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Enjoyable book.
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Ricky Lam had it all -- a thriving film career, the adoration of countless fans, incredible wealth, and a cocaine and alcohol problem that was about to destroy him. Luckily, he also had a business manager -- his straight-arrow older brother Philip -- who strong-armed him into an addiction clinic.
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simple plot
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it is great book.
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A wonderfully heartwarming, compelling story about families and the lock the past can have on the future. Long buried secrets cause tension and emotions to run high. A story of forgiveness and personal redemption.
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Rick Lam, a golden boy with a dark side is forced into a rehab clinix by his older brother. Years later, when tragedy strikes he tries to complete his brother's dream while trying to discover what the brother's secrets were. Meanwhile, he is attracted to his sister-in-law.
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Classic Michaels, love story with some surprises, twists and turns before the end.
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This a surprising tale of two different brothers and one woman that loved them both. The woman holds the key to a family secret!
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Romance with adventure.
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Handsome, rich, and adored by millions, Ricky Lam was a golder boy-with a dark side. The substance addicted superstar had hit rock bottom but luckily he had a business manager who forced him into a rehab clinic.
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great book
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Handsome, rich, and adored by millions, Ricky Lam was a golden boy with a dark side. After his brother's death, he devotes himself to constructing a unique resort called the Crown Jewel. He makes astounding discoveries about his brother, not the least of which is his sister-in-law, Roxy, who leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother's life, and into a passionate love affair.
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Handsome, rich, and adored by millions, Ricky Lam was a golden boy-with a dark side. The substance addicted superstar had hit rock bottom, but luckily he had a business manager, his older brother Philip, who forced him inot a rehab cliinic-- a move that would create an irreparable rift between them. Yet, years later, when tragedy strikes, Ricky dedicates himself to PHilip's dream: constructing a unique resort in South Carolina called the Crown Jewel. Stepping into his brother's shoes, Ricky encounters unsettling surprises, one of which is an amazing woman, his sister-in-law Roxy, who leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother's life, and into a passionate love affair. As Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice committed decades ago -- even if it means risking his fame, his fortune, and his life.
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New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels spins an emotionally charged and surprising tale of two very different brothers and the one woman who loved them both and holds the key to a legacy of family secrets.

Ricky Lam had it all -- a thriving film career, the adoration of countless fans, incredible wealth, and a cocaine and alcohol problem that was about to destroy him. Luckily, he also had a business manager -- his straight-arrow older brother Philip -- who strong-armed him into an addiction clinic.

But not even the passage of fifteen years, Ricky's rehabilitation, and undreamed-of worldly success for both men can mend the rift that erupted between the brothers during those dark days. Now all that remains is a business relationship, although Ricky yearns for more.

When tragedy strikes, erasing Ricky's dreams of winning Philip's forgiveness, Ricky resets his priorities. He turns his back on Hollywood, invites his two illegitimate sons into his life, hoping to become a real father to them, and dedicates himself to his brother's dream -- the construction of a unique resort in South Carolina called the Crown Jewel. But when Ricky steps into his brother's shoes he encounters unsettling surprises and contradictions, as well as an amazing woman, his sister-in-law Roxy Lam, who leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother's life and into a love affair far richer and more challenging than any he has experienced before.

As Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice committed decades ago, even if it means risking his fame, his fortune, and his life.

In a dazzling story that holds readers engrossed until the final page is turned, Fern Michaels explores the complex emotional bonds that exist between brothers, parents and children, and lovers. Written with the keen insight, grace, and humor that have made Fern Michaels one of the world's best-loved storytellers, here is a novel that shows us the importance of forgiveness, the possibility of new beginnings, and the incalculable value of familial love.