(From the publisher):
In Possessions lies a universal fear--the loss of a most cherished love and security. But out of that loss comes the universal dream--the chance to rebulid a shattered life, to make it richer and more meaningful than any fantasy could ever be. A story of love and illusion, loyalty and betrayal, society and family.
When Craig Fraser suddenly vanishes, Katherine is left with two children, a stack of bills, a house she cannot afford and no job. She soon learns her husband had disguised his name and background and that she has unknowingly married into the wealthy Hayward family of San Francisco--a family from which Craig fled fifteen years before. Seeking a safe harbor, Katherine and her children are soon entangled in the feuds and fortunes of the influential Haywards. Nurtured by the family matriarch, suspected of fortune hunting by her sister-in-law, courted by one cousin and loved afar by another, Katherine is determined to remain independent, to support herself and her children with her own work--and to hold onto the past and her love for Craig. But as she is swept into the heady world of San Francisco society and begins to find success in her new career as a jewelry designer, Katherine also finds herself falling deeply in love. When at last she emerges from her cocoon of fear and betrayal as a talented, vibrant woman, she's forced to realize that in losing her husband she has discovered her true self and her true love. Now Katherine must find the strength to claim the most valuable possessions of all--someone with whom she can share love and trust and a family that offers her a place to belong.
Original title: Possessions
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary