another good book by Belva Plain, very quick reading and hard to put down, it is the story of peoples lives and how jealousy and greed can tend to destroy them
Cassie Wright never saw it coming. As the owner of the thriving Wright Glassworks, her life was well-planned, orderly and quiet until a tragic accident forces her to become mother to a one year old child who has no one else to care for her. As the years pass, Cassie raises Gwen as her own, and the girl flourished in a world of privilege and opportunity. Enter Jewel Fairbanks; beautiful and conniving, Jewel will touch both Cassie's and Gwen's life in powerful ways. Both Gwen and Jewel will marry - Gwen to honest, hardworking Stan and Jewel to Jeff, a businessman who owns the company where Stan works.
But when Stan makes a shocking discovery on the job, a growing drama of jealousy, greed and betrayal will entangle both couples, changing all four lives irrevocably in ways they never could have foreseen. While I usually enjoy Belva Plain's books, I found this one to be one of her weakest. I'm still glad that I read it and give this book a B+!