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Title:
A family affair
Author:
Michaels, Fern.
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Edition:
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2014.
Physical Description:
261 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer's costume, she's as down-to-earth as they come. That's why she ignores the admiring note--and the accompanying $1000 bill--that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn't easily dissuaded. Seven years living and studying in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride--and the woman he wants is Trisha. After a breathtaking visit to Malik's kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle complete with servants, sumptuous surroundings, and vast wealth. None of that matters to Trish as much as Malik's love. With Malik's sister Soraya proving a trusted new friend, they plan a lavish wedding surpassing anything she could have imagined. Yet Trish's new life will have challenges too--adjusting to a new and complex culture, to the myriad demands of Malik's royal position, and to the expectations she faces as his wife. In the midst of her own major changes, Trish vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. And through it all, Trish will strive to stay true to what matters most--love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years" --
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780758284945
Format :
Book

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels comes a captivating and heartfelt new novel, as a young dancer finds an unexpected partner--and gains the courage to live according to her heart. . .

In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer's costume, she's as down-to-earth as they come. That's why she ignores the admiring note--and the accompanying $1000 bill--that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn't easily dissuaded. Seven years living and studying in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride--and the woman he wants is Trisha.

After a breathtaking visit to Malik's kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle complete with servants, sumptuous surroundings, and vast wealth. None of that matters to Trish as much as Malik's love. With Malik's sister Soraya proving a trusted new friend, they plan a lavish wedding surpassing anything she could have imagined.

Yet Trish's new life will have challenges too--adjusting to a new and complex culture, to the myriad demands of Malik's royal position, and to the expectations she faces as his wife. In the midst of her own major changes, Trish vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. And through it all, Trish will strive to stay true to what matters most--love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years.


Author Notes

Fern Michaels is the pseudonym for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born on April 9, 1933, and grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania.

Michaels is an American author of romance and thriller novels, including at least 90 bestselling books with more than 150 million copies in print. Her USA Today and New York Times bestselling books include Family Blessings, Pretty Woman, Crown Jewel, Take Down and About Face. She writes the Texas quartet, the Captive series, and The Sisterhood series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Fern Michaels has been writing novels for twenty-five years. She has written sixty-seven books, many of which have been "New York Times" bestsellers. She lives in South Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

When Trisha Holiday, a dancer at a Las Vegas casino, collapses in the parking lot after work, Prince Malik Mohammed's staff nurse her through the flu. The handsome student from Dubai has fallen for the dancer but never dreams he can marry for love since his father has picked out a bride for him. All this changes when his father dies and Malik becomes the new sheik; he is now able to marry the woman he wants: Trish. The couple live a charmed life for the next four years, but Trish feel sorry for her sister, dumped for a trophy wife, and Malik has a secret that threatens to change everything about their life in Dubai. Trish's failure to have a child could also jeopardize her royal life, but she's convinced she can still help her sister. Michaels (author of the "Sisterhood" series) turns Trish's fairy tale into a story about family. Verdict This simplistic romance contains characters whose actions seem juvenile and out of an earlier time period (the adult heroine giggles and smokes when under duress; the hero, a man with a PhD, uses phrases such as, "Oh golly, Miss Molly"). Will appeal only to Michaels's faithful fans or teenagers reading their first romance.-Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.