For they shall have prosperity, but neither joy nor peace.............
Such is the cruel legacy that has plagued the strong, wilful Templeton women since the eighteenth century. The year is 1986, Minerva Templeton, domineering matriarch of Templeton Tea, must surrender the reigns of the empire to one of her heirs.
The most beloved of these is her granddaughter Delilah, who finds herself pitted against her old lover Travis as each tries to win Minervas approval.
Watching Delilah, wanting her, is silent and steadfast Nick. But can she ever love him as intensely as she once loved his brother.
Smouldering with secrets and forbidden passion Leaves of Fortune is a fast paced, compelling story that takes you behind the scenes of a vast business empire and into the lives of the spirited women who live and love in its shadows.
This is one of my favorite novels. I've read it several times and always enjoy it. Linda Barlow is an accomplished writer and a master storyteller!
Minerva Templeton-The matriarch: for 60 years she manipulated her family. Now she must choose a successor to her tea empire and reveal a shattering truth.
Deilah Scofield-The granddaughter: she ran away to become her own woman. She came back tofight for her legacy and the man she loved.
Travis Templeton-The Empires's President: he believed money could buy anything..or anyone. But if he couldn't stop Deliliah with wealth, he'd use desire.
Nick Templeton- Travis' brother: he once lost in matters of love and business. This time he's battle with a deadlier weapon- a secret so provacative it could lead to murder.