I loved this book. The book is about Tessa who has a baby at the age of 14 and the child is raised as her sister. She goes on become a famous actress, and becomes estranged from the child and has to find a way to reunite them. This was just a really well written dramatic novel
I must admit this book was on my book list with no intention of reading it. It looked like something that I would not like. I ran out of reading material and thought I would give it a try. I must admit that it gripped my attention from page one and have not been able to put it down. It is a great book and brings out the point that no matter how important or how glamorous you are, you still may have nothing. This book makes you happy and sad and then you are not sure how to feel, it is well written. This is one of those books that you can not "judge by its cover".
From a strand of understated Tiffany pearls, bought with Tessa Kent's first earnings as an actress, to the flash of honey-green emeralds slung around her neck by her Aussie mogul husband, Luke Blake, Tessa's gems are the tangible sign of her stardom and power over men.
Teresa Horvath is the only child of an Irish Catholic mother and a Hungarian professor father who have almost nothing in common except their devout faith and their beautiful, talented daughter. At age 14, through a bizarre sexual encounter, she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a daughter, Maggie, who Teresa's parents raise as their own. At age 16, she is selected for the role of Jo in a new movie version of Little Women, embarking on a career that transforms her into the award-winning international film star Tessa Kent. When she neglects to claim Maggie as her own child after her parents are killed in a car crash returning from her Monte Carlo nuptials to one of the world's richest men, the groundwork is laid for terrible consequences. While Tessa is showered with jewels by her doting husband, Maggie is raised by a cold, unloving family financed by her brother-in-law. After receiving a letter on her eighteenth birthday revealing the fact that her parents were actually her grandparents, and that her adored but distant sister is her mother, Maggie flees to New York City and enters the world of high-end auctions. Like her mother, she turns out to be lucky in love, rich in friendships, and enormously successful. Krantz, the reigning queen of glitz-and-glamour romance, takes her readers on a compelling and enjoyable trek through the worlds of precious-jewelry collecting, elegant auction houses, and the international jet-set scene, imparting tidbits of fascinating information along the way and presenting a remarkably likable cast of good-hearted characters.