The Turquoise Author:Anya Seton Here is the dynamic story of an appealing woman's struggle to find her destiny. — When Santa Fe Cameron-a heroine as captivating as her odd name-was but a child she was given a turquoise, the Indian "sky-stone," and symbol of the pure spirit. It was to serve as a token of her rare and precious gift of second sight which, if used for helping other... more »s, could bring her great happiness. But almost immediately she forgot the meaning of the flawless charm and hushed all the warning voices that tried to keep her from resolutely setting out on a path of her own self-willed interests.
At seventeen, she cast her lot with a charming but unscrupulous medicine vendor who brought her East, only to desert her and her unborn child. But it is in the opulent New York of the Seventies that she finds her fortune. As the wife of the powerful and wealthy Simeon Tower she has heaped upon her head everything that she had ever desired. Security and contentment seem assured. So all the more disastrous is the unexpected twist of events that lead her to admit that, after all, the happiness she was looking for lay in the symbolic power of the turquoise.« less