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Crown Jewel

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Written By: Fern Michaels

Narrated By: John Dossett

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: December 2003

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

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 addiction clinic.
But not even the passage of fifteen years, Ricky's rehabilitation, and undreamed-of 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. He dedicates himself to his brother's dream -- the construction of a resort called the Crown Jewel. When Ricky steps into his brother's shoes he encounters unsettling contradictions, as well as an amazing woman -- his sister-in-law Roxy Lam. She 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.

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  • 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.

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