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Crown Jewel

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Written By: Fern Michaels

Narrated By: Jack Garrett

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2011

Duration: 11 hours 56 minutes


Fern Michaels, one of the world's best-loved storytellers, delivers an emotionally charged and surprising tale of two very different brothers and the one woman who loved them both -- and who holds the key to a family secret.
Handsome, rich, and adored by millions, Ricky Lam was a golden boy -- with a dark side. The substance-addicted superstar had hit rock bottom, but luckily he had a business manager, his older brother Philip, who forced him into a rehab clinic -- a move that would create an irreparable rift between them. Yet, years later, when tragedy strikes, Ricky dedicates himself to Philip's dream: constructing a unique resort in South Carolina called the Crown Jewel. Stepping into his brother's shoes, Ricky encounters unsettling surprises, one of which is an amazing woman, his sister-in-law Roxy, who leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother's life, and into a passionate love affair. 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.


  • Anonymous

    Enjoyable, yet predictable. I would still recommend it to other "readers."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Very slow paced. Climax was two hours prior to the ending. not very creative or intriguing

  • Anonymous

    Good story with some twists that kept it from being too predictable. All in all, enjoyable and worth it.

  • Anonymous

    This was a good summer read. I could almost predict the next step.

  • Anonymous

    This book was sappy, predictable, dull and completely unbelieveable. A waste of commuting time.

  • Donna Pennal

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the very beginning to the end. It kept my interest and the end came too soon. I would certaily give this a 5+ rating.

  • TJR

    Great story...yes, the secrets certainly keep coming out as the story unfolds. The characters were very real and very interesting.

  • Anonymous

    Loved this book, Fern Michaels never disappoints. Nothing like a mystery with a little love story included.

  • Stephanie Marshall

    Story was exciting and has a hint of romance. I was interested until the very end. I was going to say a few negative things about the story, but then I decided that was being too picky. The only real negative was that I wanted more!

  • Anonymous

    Very entertaining story that unfolds new secrets as you go along. The ending is not expected at all. I would have liked to have had the unabridged version. It would have been worth the time.