|When Thornton dynasty matriarch Fanny Thornton Reed chooses her first husband''s illegitimate son to run the family''s successful Vegas casino, it is a decision she will live to regret--one that turns her children against each other and threatens to destroy the Thornton family.|
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Facing the dispersal of her children to the four corners of the planet, Las Vegas matriarch Fanny Thornton Reed places the management of Babylon, the fabulous family casino, in the hands of unscrupulous schemer Jeff, her late husband's illegitimate son. Reprint.
Fern Michaels grew up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, got married, and had five children before she picked up a pen to begin writing what would turn out be one best-selling romance after another. One of the most consistent bestselling romance writers of the '80s and '90s, Michaels writes mostly steamy historical romances with heavy doses of passion, seduction, and torrid adultery. Divorced from her first husband, she dedicates much of her time to philanthropic concerns, having set up the Fern Michaels Foundation, which grants scholarships to students in need. She also set up affordable pre-school and day-care centers for struggling single mothers.