A Perfect Gem
By Winslow Eliot
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Published: April 01, 2011
Words: 95,744 (approximate)
Bad things happen to other people. Not to us. Crista's husband says this often, right up to the day his car goes off the cliff, killing him. Then she learns he was married to someone else. She's fired from her job & evicted. As she begins to recover from the shock of betrayal, his ‘real’ wife contacts her, looking for something valuable, that Crista doesn't even know she has.
"Bad things happen to other people. Not to us."
This is Crista's husband's mantra – something he says often, right up to the day his car goes off the cliff, killing him. Crista doesn't think her life can get any worse.
But it can. She finds out he was married to someone else. Leaving her not only heartbroken, but destitute.
She's fired from her job and evicted from her apartment. She and her two children make the hard move to Tahton, a small New England town she fled twenty-five years earlier, vowing never, ever to return.
There she encounters the man she thought she would never see again: her childhood love, Gareth. Old feelings begin to resurface. But just as Crista believes she is finally recovering from the shock of her dead husband’s betrayal, his ‘real’ wife contacts her... looking for something very valuable.... that Crista doesn’t even know she has.
, romantic suspense
, crystal healing
, winslow eliot
, insurance scam
, ponte vecchio
, vibrational qualities of minerals and gemstones
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