Living again in a humble shack, Ruby is determined to make a secure and happy home for her precious infant daughter, Pearl. Paul Tate-her first love, whom she was forced to abandon-is at her side once more, now a man of dazzling wealth. When he whisks her into his grand house, it seems their future is assured. As mistress of Cypress Woods, Ruby can forget even the shocking reason she and Paul must wed in a secret ceremony and remain husband and wife in name alone. But the thick, expensive walls of Cypress Woods cannot shut out the terrible memories that have woven their fabric over her destiny, or the cold eyes of Paul's mother, Gladys, reminding Ruby of the secret she must keep to give Pearl a loving father. Then her venomous twin sister, Gisselle, arrives to taunt her with news of Beau Andreas, the true father Pearl has never met, and the only man Ruby will ever long for with all her body and soul. Desperate to find the complete, fulfilling life she craves, Ruby builds a precarious new existence, a flimsy shanty of hope that the first flood washes away. Only when the storm exposes the very blackest evils of the past will she glimpse the rainbow's fragile promise, a morning of sunshine and laughter with a family of her own. MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. Visit my eCRATER Store for other great books and save on shipping! FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on orders over $25 when you buy other eligible items!Most books have shelfwear and cover scuffing. Binding is tight unless otherwise noted. If additional information is needed about condition,please ask for a more detailed description. We receive books from many sources and cannot guarantee against pet, perfumeor smoke smells. If this is a concern, please email and we will be glad to check the individual book.All prices are in US dollars.We use actual photos when possiblesince stock photos may be different from our copy.The information provided by eCRATER licensed through MUZE is not always correct and is only provided as a courtesy. If there are any differences, our input is the correct information.DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Most shipping is by Media Mail with delivery confirmation. Discounts available for multiple books that are paid for in one transaction. Priority and Express mail available. Email for details.INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We ship worldwide for actual postage plus $1.75 handling per order. International buyers must contact me for final costs before making payment.Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal!