A Cinderella story in search of a happy ending, this is a family drama where jealousy is stronger than love; duplicity reigns supreme; and seething hatred manipulates the truth.
As a young girl, Valerie Cardell wanted only one thing: to escape the small town and the selfish family who tyrannized her because she was different. She had ambition; she liked to read; she was a loner. And escape she does, rising to heights she never dreamed possible, becoming the wife of a brilliant tycoon and then emerging from her cocoon to become a dazzling success on her own.
But always ready to spoil her every chance at happiness is a source of terrifying envy and unquenchable rage that will not be satisfied until Valerie–her sister–is destroyed.
Family: it can kill you!
Like the novels of Barbara Taylor Bradford, Judith Michaels, and Belva Plain, this is a family drama that spans decades, a Cinderella story about a young woman who is both daughter and sister, but more, she is the object of seething envy and unstoppable duplicity until she makes her own happy ending.