In this glittering family saga, Amber Sall has been raised in a world of wealth and privilege by her powerbroker father, Max Sall. Smart, shrewd, and determined to achieve, whatever the cost, Amber jet-sets around the globe, more like Max than she'll ever know, finding support in her best friends, Becky and Madeleine, whose own lives are spiraling out of control. Paola, Amber's half-sister, groomed by her mother to succeed where she failed--getting a man to marry her--is determined to receive everything Amber has, anyway she can. Amber and Paola's father, Max--rich, utterly ruthless, and a man without a past--is married to Angela, a society debutante who fell in love with him back when he was still an enigmatic, handsome chauffeur. Angela broke her parents' hearts when she married Max, and has come to rely on alcohol to cope with his infidelity. And Francesca, Max's longtime mistress, once a glamorous Alitalia airline stewardess, sees in Angela's husband her ticket out of the Italian provinces.
Moving effortlessly across five decades and several continents, SAFFRON SKIES is a magnificent story of sisters, friends, families, and love from Lesley Lokko, an outstanding new voice in women's fiction.
The book was an international book of the month selection. I found it hard to put down. Fast paced story of sisters, half-sisters, globe trotting excitement. Absorbing relationships, glamour, through five decades. A good read.
This was a very excellent read. It kept my attention and I never wanted to put it down. This was so very well written and descriptive without being over detailed. I was sad that I finished the book; I wanted it to continue on!