Eldest: Mary Margaret “Meg” Roberts, 42, almost 43
Meg is 42, almost 43, and her husband Jack Roberts is 47. They’ve been married 17 years, and met when they were both studying abroad in Italy. Today they live in Santa Rosa where Jack is an architect and Meg works as the PR person for Dark Horse Winery in Napa.
Meg and Jack have three kids:
15 year old Jack Jr. – a typical jock, loves football, baseball, and basketball
12 year old Tess or Tessa – very girlie, serious about ballet, dreams of being accepted to the San Francisco Ballet School
10 year old Gabriela or Gabi – feisty, headstrong, and into horses
Daughters 2 & 3:
Catherine Elizabeth “Kit” Brennan and Brianna Brennan (fraternal twins)
Kit and Brianna are 38, and neither are married, no kids although Brianna had a rash impulsive wedding at 19 with a rocker, wedding annulled by family after it failed miserably.
Kit is conservative, more self-controlled than Brianna, and now at forty, secretly worries that she’s bordering on inflexible. She teaches English at a Catholic School teacher in the East Bay, and has spent the past ten years living with her engineer boyfriend, Richard, hoping for a proposal and a wedding ring.
Brianna is a tropical disease nurse. She once traveled all over the world with her work, but now remains in Africa. She’s daring, adventurous and a free spirit, as well as the family wild child. Brianna isn’t interested in settling down or having kids and rarely returns to the States.
4th child: Son Tommy Jr. Brennan
Tommy Jr. is 37 – Marilyn got pregnant with him within 10 weeks of delivering the twins.
Married to Cassidy or Cass for ten years. He works as a fire fighter on the East Bay and she's a Labor and Delivery nurse. They both work and live in the East Bay.
His wife Cass is 36 and they haven't been able to conceive yet, but have been trying for six years now, including three rounds of IVF.
5th child: 4th daughter Sarah Anne "Sarah" Walker
Her husband is Boone Walker, he is 38 and Sarah is 35 and they have 2 kids:
Son Brennan Walker, 7 years
Daughter Ella 4 years – starts kindergarten next year in book 2 of series.
Husband Boone is a professional baseball player, nearing the end of his career, and currently playing for Tampa Bay.
Sarah is the baby of the family and considered the family beauty. She'd once had plans for law school but gave up her career ambitions to be a full time wife and mom. Sarah is madly, passionately in love with her husband but is fully aware he's been unfaithful in the past and it haunts her always.
Parents: Tommy and Marilyn Brennan
Tom Brennan, is almost 68 and is close to retiring after 40 years with the San Francisco Fire Department. Tom, a 6th generation San Francisco fire fighter, loved his career, and with three brothers, three uncles who all served in the SF fire department as the same time as Tom, it's definitely a family business that binds the family together. With an August 1st birthday he's all Leo with his thick head of white hair, burly chest and handsome, rugged features. He's a dedicated father and the Brennan family patriarch.
Tom's wife, Marilyn, is 64, will be 65 the 10th of Dec. Tom and Marilyn met while attending the same grammar school but her family moved, and then they met again when he was playing pro baseball in the minors. They married that summer—he was 23, she was 20, and moved around with his baseball career for a couple years before returning to the Bay Area where they have lived ever since. Marilyn had her first child at 22 and then returned to college when Sarah started kindergarten to earn a nursing degree coupled with a business degree and until recently was the director for a nursing home on the Peninsula.
Bellevue Wives — two stories about two women with
nothing — and
everything — in common. Heartbreakingly
raw tales of fitting in and
breaking new ground.
Separated at birth, twin sisters Hannah and Emmeline had very different up-bringings. Hannah was raised in rural Texas, while Emmeline took her rightful place as a princess, enjoying a life of unequaled privilege.
Reunited years later, the identical sisters cause the scandal of the century by swapping places and posing as each other. But now their paths have crossed with two powerful rulers—and their princess and pauper charade is about to be exposed…
Sheikh Books are not necessarily connected by storyline,
though a few are, these books all feature sheikhs in their exciting
The series features the three royal Fehr brothers of
Sarq, a desert kingdom neighboring
Egypt. The eldest brother, Sharif
Fehr, is featured in the The Sheikh's
Chosen Queen and is king of their
country. We meet the youngest brother,
Khalid Fehr, a darkly brooding nomadic
sheik, in the second book, King of
the Desert, Captive Bride, and the
third book, Duty, Desire and the Desert King, features the middle
brother, Zayad, a playboy tycoon
sheikh that can't be tamed.
The Princess Brides Trilogy (...plus one), where each of the Princesses need to make a marriage of convenience to save their country and their people...
Late Summer 2008:
This brand new UK release is
special as it includes ALL three of the Princess Brides, and not just The Sultan's Bought Bride. This is a very rare, much
requested edition containing all three of the bestselling Princess Brides books, a collection never available until now, with books that have been
unavailable for the past three years. Enjoy.
The aristocratic Galváns of Argentina are a complicated family, their relationships with each other stretched and tangled as they struggled to come to grips with their troubled past and hopes for the future.
Responsibility for the family problems rests squarely on the late Count Tino Galváns shoulders, a man blessed with stunning good looks and tremendous wealth, but a man lacking moral character. Married twice, Tino Galván indulged in numerous affairs, shamelessly flaunting his lovers before Buenos Aires society.
The Galván children -- from Tino's marriages and affairs -- grew up in a state of unremitting chaos. The only constant in Tino's childrens lives was excess: too much money, too much alcohol, and too much unhappiness.
Tino's first wife: Ines Galván
Ines Galván was a true Buenos Aires blue blood, and heiress to an enormous manufacturing fortune. Swept off her feet by Tino's dark looks and passionate nature, she married Tino at eighteen, straight from her Catholic boarding school. Raised to respect the church and traditional family values, Ines was first devestated and then disgusted by her husband's infidelity, yet she stood by his side, determined to keep the family intact. But when Tino's years of philandering became the mainstay of the Buenos Aires soceity pages, Ines demanded he get rid of his mistress. Instead Tino abandoned her. Marquita died not long after, and Dante privately blames his father.
Tino and Ines children: Dante and Paloma
Tino's second wife: Marquita
A struggling fashion model when first introduced to the flamboyant Count Galván, Marquita admired Tino's charm, wealth and sophistication. Raised in a blue-collar neighborhood outside fashioned Buenos Aires, Marquita had always wanted to be one of the 'beautiful people', and once married to the now widowed Tino, determined she would have everything. Unfortunately, it wasn't until she was pregnant with their first child, that Marquita realized she might have money, she might have power, but she didn't have Tino. Yet unlike Tino's first wife, Marquita wouldn't fade quietly in the background. Instead she developed her own circle of friends, and a taste for the most exclusive designers and the most fashionable drugs.
Tino and Marquita's children: Estrella, Tadeo and Anabella
The Illegitimate children:
Lazaro Herrera: product of Count Tino Galván, scandal and Sabana Herrera
Sabana Herrera's mother worked as the housekeeper for Tino and Ines Galv·n, and on weekends and school holidays, Sabana would help her mother would household chores. Sabana was fifteen the first time Tino spotted her. For the next two years he relentlessly pursued her, his desire for the beautiful school girl becoming a not-so-secret obsession that ends in rape. Pregnant and disgraced, seventeen year old Sabana is sent from Buenos Aires to relatives in rugged Patagonia. It is there in a remote mountain village that she gives birth to Lazaro, a son born within 6 months of Tino's firstborn heir, Dante.
Alonso (Huntsman) Galván: product of Count Tino Galván's one true love affair with Welsh beauty, Meredith Huntsman
On holiday with friends in Argentina, twenty-year-old Meredith Huntsman, meets the Count Tino Galván at an exclusive Buenos Aires club one night and knows life will never be the same. Popular and confident, Meredith is intrigued by the handsome Argentine aristocrat and quickly falls in love with him, beginning a passionate love affair that was to last until Tino's death years later. Soon pregnant with Tino's child, Meredith never returns to the UK, but with Tino's support, makes a new life for herself and the baby, struggling to accept that their's is a weekend relationship at best. After Tino's death, Meredith marries a Scottish geologic miner and moves to Colombia with her new husband, hoping to provide Alonso a more normal life.