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Family Affairs: A Saga of Love, Power, and Betrayal
Family Affairs A Saga of Love Power and Betrayal Author:Catherine Gaskin A stunning novel of romance, passion, power, and vengeance, by the author of "The Summer of the Spanish Woman." — The illegitimate child of a servant woman struggling to survive the Great Depression, Kelly Anderson has little reason to suspect the dramatic upheavals of love and loyalty that will irrevocably shape her life. But fate takes her to t... more »he magnificent Australian ranch called Pentland, and a new world of privelege, education, and wealth is opened up to her. And when the man she has worshipped since childhood returns home from his own personal tragedy of World War II, she becomes Mrs. Gregory Merton of Pentland... and mother to another woman's child. But Kelly's happiness is linked to the unrelenting tide of her husband's ambition. And when she loses her beloved Greg to an obsession stronger than love, she discovers the pain of being a rich but lonely woman.
Until another man brings her to London, changes her name to Lady Brandon- and alters her destiny forever. Joined in marriage to one of England's oldest and most honored families, Kelly finds herself at the center of an inner circle of prestige, power, and another kind of ambition. Once more she becomes a stepmother....and once more her fate is linked to a great man's family. The Brandon's have made their mark in politics, the military, ballet, and high finance. Their births, deaths, marriages-and private scandals-make national headlines. But despite the whirlwind of publicity that surrounds their lives, their darkest secrets remain shrouded for decades-even from Kelly. Until a twisted, bitter woman initiates an act of revenge that could destroy them all.....« less
This is an older book which shows it has been read and loved. It is a story of a family and one is drawn into the characters' lives and loves. As the story rambles, one wishes that it would never end, which, of course, it does and much too soon leaving one wishing there were more. It's a lovely, wonderful read and I enjoyed it ever so much.