Fortune's Hand by Belva Plain

By Belva Plain

He led a charmed life...until he sought after more.Robb MacDaniel used to be an idealistic younger instructor engaged to his highschool sweetheart--when a unexpected providence, tragically earned, provided him the chance to visit legislation college and pursue an excellent profession. yet not anything in Robb MacDaniel's lifestyles may have ready him for the cost of a dream come real. a role in a admired legislation enterprise. Marriage to the boss's daughter. a superb relatives. A most excellent domestic. Then the deals he could not refuse. nice good fortune, higher starvation, maximum shame...In her riveting new novel, ny occasions bestselling writer Belva simple creates a compelling portrait of a guy who had everything--and of the ladies who enjoyed him. With profound perception she explores the ability of temptation, betrayal, and greed--and the redemptive presents of affection.

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She greeted him gaily. "What can you be thinking of, walking on a day like this? " The reply, which was almost brusque, was a challenge. "I have a car, and I'm going downtown. " "Well, thanks. " Enigmatic, she thought. Dead serious. All locked up. It would be interesting to unlock him. " she inquired when they were in the car. "The bank. The National. Straight ahead. " "Well, I'm heading for a cold drink across the street from your bank. It's dim and quiet, and I need to relax. I help a couple of paraplegics and it takes all the strength out of me, right out of my heart.

There was no possible way he could decently refuse. Was he turning into some kind of a spoiler? And he sat uncomfortably watching the scene as if he were merely a spectator at the theater. It was a lively scene in a charming room, complete with a handsome auburn setter lying at Ellen's feet. He was feeling that he did not belong there. The new wife, who was sitting next to him, observed his glance. " she asked. "I don't know her," Robb replied. "Oh, really? Well you should get to know her. She's extraordinary.

I don't know how you can stand the summers in this lousy climate," he continued, wiping his face. Eddy was from Chicago as well as from Oregon, where his divorced father lived, and also from Washington, where his numerous extended family lived. "You forget I'm a Southerner," Robb replied. "Forget? How could I? " "Also pecan pie. " Eddy grinned. His face was likeable, round-cheeked with a round-tipped, bulbous nose to match his CHAPTER TWO. 1973 -^^v/v PLAIN rounded shoulders. He was as tajj as Robb but burl) and seemed to be shorter.

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