New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels spins an
emotionally charged and surprising tale of two very
different brothers and the one woman who loved them both
and holds the key to a legacy of family secrets.
Ricky Lam had it all -- a thriving film career, the
adoration of countless fans, incredible wealth, and a
cocaine and alcohol problem that was about to destroy him.
Luckily, he also had a business manager -- his straight-
arrow older brother Philip -- who strong-armed him into an
But not even the passage of fifteen years, Ricky's
rehabilitation, and undreamed-of worldly success for both
men can mend the rift that erupted between the brothers
during those dark days. Now all that remains is a business
relationship, although Ricky yearns for more.
When tragedy strikes, erasing Ricky's dreams of winning
Philip's forgiveness, Ricky resets his priorities. He turns
his back on Hollywood, invites his two illegitimate sons
into his life, hoping to become a real father to them, and
dedicates himself to his brother's dream -- the
construction of a unique resort in South Carolina called
the Crown Jewel. But when Ricky steps into his brother's
shoes he encounters unsettling surprises and
contradictions, as well as an amazing woman, his sister-in-
law Roxy Lam, who leads him to the mystery at the center of
his brother's life and into a love affair far richer and
more challenging than any he has experienced before.
As Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but
never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice
committed decades ago, even if it means risking his fame,
his fortune, and his life.
In a dazzling story that holds readers engrossed until the
final page is turned, Fern Michaels explores the complex
emotional bonds that exist between brothers, parents and
children, and lovers. Written with the keen insight, grace,
and humor that have made Fern Michaels one of the world's
best-loved storytellers, here is a novel that shows us the
importance of forgiveness, the possibility of new
beginnings, and the incalculable value of familial love.