The Jewels of Tessa Kent

The Jewels of Tessa Kent

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Estranged from her illegitimate daughter--raised by her parents--following the revelation of Maggie's true heritage, movie star Tessa Kent decides to end the hostility by auctioning off a collection of jewels with the auction house at which Maggie works

Blackwell North Amer
Tessa Kent, an exquisite and precocious fourteen, gives birth to an illegitimate daughter. Her parents, devout Catholics, raise the infant, Maggie, as their own child. At sixteen Tessa is discovered by Hollywood; by nineteen she's an international move star. Maggie lives for her glorious "sister's" infrequent whirlwind visits. Maggie is a captivating, independent eighteen when she accidentally learns the truth. Mortally wounded, she breaks all ties with Tessa and starts to work at the famed Manhattan auction house of Scott & Scott.
Five years later, a life-altering crisis makes Tessa passionately determined to end this estrangement. An auction is the only way she can find to reach her daughter, an auction of the immensely valuable collection of famed jewels that represent all the love lavished on her by her late husband. Tessa promises Scott & Scott the auction on the condition that Maggie and she work closely together on the sale. For Tessa, her entire future now hangs on the hope of an almost impossible reconciliation.

Baker
& Taylor

Estranged from her illegitimate daughter--raised by her parents--following the revelation of Maggie's true heritage, movie star Tessa Kent decides to end the hostility by auctioning off a collection of jewels with the auction house at which Maggie works. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, New York : Crown Publishers, Inc., 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609603093
0609603094
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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