Alex Rocket’s normally steady hand trembled as he punched the end button on the telephone and placed it on the butcher block island in the center of the kitchen. He glanced at the phone as though it were evil, a thing to fear, then scanned the room, reminiscing. So many happy moments had occurred in the cherry red and white haven. Kate’s numerous recipes were created here. Some good, some not so good, but most of all, Alex recalled the happiness he always felt in the large, cheery kitchen. O’Keefe & Merritt retro red appliances, handmade oak cabinets, Kate’s collection of pottery, some she’d made herself, and several small pots filled with fragrant herbs, dozens of cookbooks lining built-in shelves, all contributing to the kitchen’s merry atmosphere.
The Ruffoni cookware Alex had purchased for Kate as a wedding gift still sparkled, bright and coppery, as it hung from the rack in the center of the kitchen. No diamonds and gold for Kate. A sad smile touched the corner of his mouth as he recalled asking Kate what she’d like for a wedding gift. She’d wanted Ruffoni cookware—copper and handmade in Italy. He scanned the contents of the kitchen as though he were in a museum. Each and every fork, knife, and spoon held a memory. Bowls, plates, and filet knives, had all at one time or another played such an insignificant role in his everyday life that he never gave a thought to the object, other than its basic use. Now, however, all the inanimate objects in the kitchen held new meaning. With every fork, knife, and spoon he had shared a meal with Kate, maybe Gertie. Unbeknownst to Kate, he’d even spoon-fed a few of the pups from the everyday dishes. All of these memories cascaded through his mind like a waterfall. He couldn’t stop them; he felt as though he would drown in the sheer abundance of them there were so many. Most of his memories were good ones, too. If only he could turn back the clock to gentler times. Hell, if only he could turn the clock back one hour. A sudden sense of foreboding engulfed him like a shroud. As of this very hour, the hands of time swiftly changed the course of life as he knew it. From that second forward, life as he knew it would never be the same.
From Betrayal by Fern Michaels. Copyright © 2011 by MRK Productions. Fern Michaels is a Registered Trademark of First Draft, Inc. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Kensington Publishing Corp.
Kate and Alex Rocket don’t dwell on their childless state. Instead the blissfully happy couple, who raise prize-winning golden retrievers, shower their affection upon the daughters of their best friends Don and Debbie Winter. It is nothing less than a crushing blow when 12-year-old Sara accuses Alex of crossing a line…more than once.
Helpless to save her good, kind husband, Kate can only watch as Alex is wrongly convicted of rape and sent to prison. But when another tragedy strikes, her grief turns to vengeance. With steel-edged resolve, Kate sets out to restore her husband’s good name—and punish the family who, for some evil reason, wanted to destroy them. Betrayal is Fern Michaels at the top of her game.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp. ( June 28, 2011 )
Item #: 13-346996
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.79inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I loved the book by Fern Michaels>
Reviewer: Virginia A
This is one unbelieveable book. As everyone says.....you cannot put it down. WONDERFUL...
Reviewer: Cindy S
Love all her books, but this one was one of her best !
Reviewer: Cheryl Y
I know I'm in the minority but I didn't really enjoy this book.The book was way too predictable, probably because the whole story is given away on the dust jacket. No real surprises, no suspense. I knew how it would end halfway through the book. Finished it quickly because I skipped over the boring parts.
Truly one book I will always keep and read again. I finished this book in one day. I wish this was a movie,
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