Rivals Author:Janet Dailey Janet Dailey has created the riveting story of a marvelously strong and passionate woman who is unexpectedly challenged by a mysterious inheritance and the bitter family legacy she must struggle to overcome--or the cost will be the man she loves. At the glittering San Francisco Opera the lovely Flame Morgan Bennett, an advertising exec is immed... more »iately drawn to the handsome Chance Stuart, the dynamic, and reputedly ruthless, international real estate magnate. Their mutual attraction is transformed into a whirlwind love affair that crisscrosses the continent. Flame's powerful mentor, department czar Malcom Powell, and Chance's lover, Lucianna Colton, the ravishing, world renowned diva, are enraged by this unanticipated turn of events. However, unbeknowst to Flame, she and Chance are distantly related, each the descendant of two long feuding American families. When Flame is bequeathed Morgan's Walk, the ancestral ranch for which Chance had been the only other heir, their family loyalties will demand an impossible choice. Here the dramatic past is inextricably tied to the present and will irrevocable determine Chance and Flame's future.
Now the feud encompasses both Flame and Chance, and with them, Malcom and Lucianna, and they become fierce rivals--in business, in love, in life. In this battle of wills, the lines are drawn, but who is Flame's real rival? Is it Chance, is it Lucianna, is it Malcom--or is there a hidden agenda she must reveal? At every step, the stakes and the risk increase. Will the price of victory, for Flame, for Chance, prove to be too high?
In Rivals, Janet Dailey explores the complexities of one woman's search for her heritage, and her ultimate discover of self. A dramatic saga of jealousy and pride, love and revenge, and the deep, binding power of land, Rivals is Janet Dailey's most exciting novel.« less