When Thomas Feldman – driven by the desire to make a name for himself and inspired by his links with Italy – decided to start his Anglo-Italian marketing company in 1948 he was determined that nothing was going to prevent him from building a successful empire, not even the happiness of his wife or son Daniel. Therefore, intimidated and manipulated by his dominating father, Daniel is left with no alternative but to devote his own life to carrying on his father’s ruthless pursuit of power by expanding the business into a worldwide organisation.
After ill health eventually forces Daniel to retire, his son Simon suddenly finds himself in the same situation, having to abandon his own plans and take over responsibility for the family empire.
Believing she has found her perfect job, Christina Newman, a young and ambitious university graduate, enthusiastically joins the company as assistant to the enigmatic Simon Feldman. However, she is yet to discover the turbulent relationships within the family and that Daniel Feldman harbours a troubled, guilt-ridden past – one that has the power to destroy those he loves.
After meeting and falling for the charms of the mysterious and secretive Mark Dempster, a young man who seems to have more than a passing interest in Daniel, Christina soon finds herself caught up in a web of secrecy and revenge that will ultimately challenge her loyalty and courage, as she discovers that Mark is not the only one interested in making Daniel Feldman atone for his past actions.
About the Author
Sheila Rawlings was educated at Bexley Technical High School for Girls and went on to complete a 4-year course in Graphic Design at Medway College of Art and Design in Chatham, Kent (now the University of Creative Arts).
After graduating from college, she worked as a graphic designer for two mail order companies, designing and producing their catalogues. She then worked for several years as a graphic designer and production manager for a magazine publisher, producing a weekly trade journal, as well as various other publications, for them. During that time she also assisted their PR and marketing department, designing exhibition stands for various clients.
Working with journalists, and therefore the written word, she rekindled her love of storytelling, which prompted her to become an author.
Sheila lives in South London with her husband, Martin.