for nearly twenty years those words dictated the life of lillian manville quiet unassuming and overweight lillian did anything and everything to please her husband the illustrious self made billionaire james manville since the tender age of seventeen she had obeyed this powerful older mans every command and in return she received a life beyond her wildest dreams elaborate mansions trips around the world the finest jewels and the most luxurious fashions.
I loved this book! The story line was very intriguing to me and kept my attention from the beginning. I read this book in one weekend (could have read it even quicker but I have kids). This was one of few books I didn't want to put down...and didn't want to end!
She married young to a self-made billionaire. Whatever she wanted he provided. When he died, her pampered life ceased abruptly, and his massive fortune went to his siblings. She soon discovers a well of secrets connected to her late husband's past. Through desperate circumstances, Lillian struggles to transform her life. As she does, remaining secrets and lies threaten to uproot her again. She fights to protect what she has created.
She had a perfect life. Then she got a real life....
For nearly twenty years, quiet, unassuming Lillian Manville has devoted herself to her self-made billionaire husband -- and enjoyed a luxurious life of splendid homes, trips, jewels, and clothes. But when James Manville dies in a plane crash, Lillian\'s grief is compounded by a shocking mystery: all that Jimmie has left to her is an old farmhouse in tiny Calburn, Virginia. Now, Lillian\'s unexpected circumstances are leading her to a made-over life in Calburn, an exciting business?and a sweet new love with a handsome local man. But will she have the courage to unveil the truth surrounding a past scandal and the loss of her husband? The answers may be as close as the mulberry tree in her yard -- and Lillian must dig deep within herself to Wght the secrets and lies that threaten to uproot the past she cherished and the future she treasures....This lush bestseller shines with the passion, intrigue, and warmth that is Jude Deveraux at her best