BOOK CLUB EDITION
This is a novel of passion, betrayal and revenge. On a rainy Southern night, young Jerry Spade is raped by three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and the target of scandal, Jade runs as far and fast as she can. After fleeing to a University town, Jade struggles to survive, then to educate herself and then to give her son, conceived on that horrible night, a decent life. Her incredible drive takes her to the top of one of the country's wealthiest corporations. But, she will never forget the sleepy "company town" of Palmetto, South Carolina, where every man, woman and child is dependent upon one wealthy family. And, she will never forgive their spoiled son who, with his two friends, changed her life forever. Jade swears that one day she'll return to Palmetto, backed by people powerful enough to wrest the town from her enemies' grasp to exact a just revenge and, perhaps, fulfill a lost, sweet promise of love.