Treasures - A Novel Author:Belva Plain Where did it all go wrong? The Osbornes began at the bottom and achieve stellar heights. They were determined to make their mark. Their mother might have kept the family going on simple spit and spirit, but Connie and Eddy - bright, ambitious, eager - couldn't wait to shed their shabby beginnings and seize everything life could offer. — Connie... more » - a vibrant, innocent beauty - set out for Texas in the booming 70's. Her marriage to the scion of a comfortable Houston family seemed a triumph, but it ended in shattering disillusion. The wealth and power of her second husband swept her into the most dazzling circle of New York society.
On Wall Street, Eddy's uncanny knack for clever, lucrative deals sent his personal stock soaring. His boyish good looks and enthusiasm won entry and acceptance everywhere. he would become a connoisseur and impassioned collector of all things elegant and expensive. And when he finally decided to marry a beautiful blue blood, his lack of social credentials would be no obstacle.
Only Lara, who had helped raise them, remained in the little Ohio town where they'd all been born. Married to her highschool sweetheart, a gifted inventor, her longing for children wen tunfulfilled until the adoption of six-year-old Sue was followed by the birth of little Peggy, and it seemed that she, too, had achieved her dream.
Where had it all gone wrong? Suddenly everything Connie possessed stood between her and the deep, passionate love she craved. Fate and her deep commitment to family had contrived to put everything Lara cherished at peril. Addicted to risk at the highest level, Eddy had committed reckless acts with chilling consequences that now threatened to destroy them all. They had gone from exuberant innocence to the brink of despair in a decade driven by the forces of unbridled ambition. Now, as tehy approach the 90's they must choose to stand alone and watch their dreams die or work together to salvage what they alone can treasure.« less