Monday, January 28, 2008

The Silken Web by Sandra Brown

Title: The Silken Web
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN: 0446364797
Publisher: Warner Books/1982
Pages: 325

I recently discovered Sandra Brown and bought two of her books. The Silken Web has a good story line. Kathleen, a fashion buyer, works as a counsellor at a summer camp for orphans. There she meets Erik Gudjonsen, a videographer who has come to cover the events in the camp. They are instantly attracted to each other, although Kathleen tries her best not to get involved with him. Then, Eric has an accident. While waiting for his surgery in the hospital, she is devasted to learn he is married. She leaves and moves to a news place. Eventually she gets married to her boss, Seth, a good man in every way..

After two years, Eric is hired by Seth to shoot for his stores. Then he meets Kathleen along with her son, Theron. All are soon caught up in a web of lies and deceit that will tear them apart. Kathleen must make a choice between happiness and stability or one more try with the very man who nearly destroyed her.

The best character I liked was Seth, who despite his circumstances has the ability to see the brighter side of life. As in any romance, this too has the usual twists and turns before the predictable successful conclusion.