FORTUNE by Erica Spindler
Published by MIRA, 1997, 506 pages, ISBN 1-55166-961-7
Price IDR 40.000,- (new)
Madeline Monarch, wife of the heir to the great Monarch jewelry fortune, is a certifiable psychic but it doesn’t take a psychic to realize that her stepson Griffen’s attachment to her young daughter, Grace, is far from brotherly. After discovering Griffen trying to rape the five-year-old, Madeline steals away with Grace, adopting a life on the road under the names Claire and Skye Dearborn. Seven years later, with the powerful Monarch family closing in, Claire and Skye are separated, leaving Skye with a young friend, Chance McCord, who, in turn, will leave Skye. By the time Chance and Skye are reunited, Skye is a talented jewelry designer, a grown woman made somewhat wary of love by constant desertions and Griffen Monarch’s prize possession. Readers who can suspend disbelief (there are, after all, psychics; the Monarch “gift,” an inherited genius for jewelry design; repressed memories; and one unsubtly evil character) will find Spindler’s (Red) latest, a high adventure of love’s triumph over twisted obsession.