Secret in Salem

Secret in Salem

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by Sheri Anderson
     
 

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Marlena & John have never been so close, and yet so far apart...


Marlena's love, John, has been paralyzed for two years, and she is becoming desperate. Although her love for him has never waned, she must find a cure before they drift too far apart as man and wife. But John's illness may not be all that it seems, and the

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Marlena & John have never been so close, and yet so far apart...


Marlena's love, John, has been paralyzed for two years, and she is becoming desperate. Although her love for him has never waned, she must find a cure before they drift too far apart as man and wife. But John's illness may not be all that it seems, and the truth could tear them apart forever.


On the winding roads leading to Monte Carlo...


Charlotte Gaines, daughter of one of the world's richest men and one of the hottest fashion designers, discovers a hidden truth about her family that she never suspected. It sets her on a quest that will uncover long-buried secrets, hidden passions, and dangerous mysteries...all leading to a city called Salem, and a revelation that will change all of their lives forever.


Sheri Anderson is a former head writer for Days of our Lives and is widely credited for co-creating some of the most memorable storylines and supercouples on American daytime television, including Luke and Laura, Bo and Hope, John and Marlena, Patch and Kayla, Shane and Kimberly, and Tony and Anna.

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From the Publisher
"Each of the characters is well-defined and smartly tied to a past that readers will enjoy whether they have seen the on-air show or not...For the fans of "Days of Our Lives" who have missed the high romance and glamour of the 1980s and 1990s stories told so well on-air — you will enjoy this face paced and descriptive novel- while also recognizing the caring treatment that can only come from someone as unique and talented as the former head writer and creative consultant for many years for the on-air program. " - DaysTalk

"You get some closure to a few of the stories that were left hanging a few years ago on Days of Our Lives and some new ones are opened up which will hopefully be explored further in the next two books in the Trilogy; A Stirring in Salem due for release in February 2011 and A Scandal in Salem scheduled for release in May 2011.

" - What's The Buzz

" I did like the twist on how all the story lines intertwined with each other. This is what I like about Days of Our Lives...the nice story lines." - Cheryl's Book Nook

"Rich drama with a compelling storyline - you won't be disappointed...This book is almost like watching the show right before your eyes. It's titillating, with a riveting plot and complex yet passionate characters.

" - Minding Spot

"Sheri Anderson knows her way around Salem and this book is sure to delight any fans in your life.

" - Examiner.com

"Decent mystery and romance, this was a fun read. " - Palmer's Picks for Reading

"A Secret in Salem" is the perfect book to take along during your summer vacation, as you can escape to another world, while encountering memorable characters along the way. Readers who are not familiar with the "Days of our Lives" alumni, but enjoy romance, action and adventure, will likely enjoy this interesting and well-written novel, too.

DaysTalk
Each of the characters is well-defined and smartly tied to a past that readers will enjoy whether they have seen the on-air show or not...For the fans of "Days of Our Lives" who have missed the high romance and glamour of the 1980s and 1990s stories told so well on-air — you will enjoy this face paced and descriptive novel- while also recognizing the caring treatment that can only come from someone as unique and talented as the former head writer and creative consultant for many years for the on-air program.
What's The Buzz
You get some closure to a few of the stories that were left hanging a few years ago on Days of Our Lives and some new ones are opened up which will hopefully be explored further in the next two books in the Trilogy; A Stirring in Salem due for release in February 2011 and A Scandal in Salem scheduled for release in May 2011.

Cheryl's Book Nook
I did like the twist on how all the story lines intertwined with each other. This is what I like about Days of Our Lives...the nice story lines.
Minding Spot
Rich drama with a compelling storyline - you won't be disappointed...This book is almost like watching the show right before your eyes. It's titillating, with a riveting plot and complex yet passionate characters.

Examiner.com
Sheri Anderson knows her way around Salem and this book is sure to delight any fans in your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402244766
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,299,980
File size:
2 MB

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1 SHAWN AND BEL LE

Although he'd been halfway around the world, Shawn Douglas Brady had never seen a fleet of ships like this one. While the blue-and-green-striped sails of his 45-foot Nicholson were usually impressive, he felt like a moth in the midst of monarch butterflies. But then, he was in Monte Carlo, the playground of the rich and famous.

Surrounded by Italy and France, it had the smallest, most exciting beachfront in the world at only 3.5 miles. Occupying only 1 square mile of land, the principality was considered the gem of the Riviera, if not the world.

Monte Carlo? Were they really there? It had been over a year since he and his wife had left Salem-on the yacht the Fancy Face IV, bought for them by Belle's magnanimous father, John Black-for their adventure. Shawn, the handsome but oft-troubled son of two of Salem's finest, had married the blonde spitfire Belle and then had an adorable daughter, Claire. But Belle had often fallen through the cracks in their social circle, which was dominated by her manipulative and malevolent half sister, Sami. So she was thrilled to take to the high seas. They needed an escape, and John knew that seeing the world from this vantage point would give his daughter and son-in-law a new perspective.

"Belle, get up here!" Shawn shouted excitedly. "You and Claire have to see this!"

A curly-haired moppet popped out from the galley.

"Mommy's in the head, Da'!" Claire squealed.

"Then you get up here, now!"

Shawn grabbed his daughter and hoisted the little girl onto the beautifully defined shoulders that topped his sinewy, tanned body. Claire giggled and pointed at the mass of sailboats, cruisers, and yachts that filled the harbor. "Wow." Claire giggled. "Even bigger than in Crete! Those sure aren't 'stinkpots.'"

Belle made her way up from below. Though a bit wobbly, when she looked around her, she was totally overwhelmed.

"Unbelievable." She gasped.

"Both the scene and our daughter. For a three-year-old, she's a well-traveled little girl."

"Not little, Da. And I'm four-almost!"

Belle, looking a lovely shade of chartreuse, stroked her daughter's hair.

"How you feeling?" Shawn asked carefully.

She smiled wanly. "As good as I look?"

Uh-oh, Shawn thought.

"But-damned excited to be here."

Shawn knew why. One of those yachts would later be holding a lavish sweet-sixteen party for Dalita Kasagian, the daughter of überrich Serge Kasagian, and Belle's fashion idol was going to be there.

"Olivia Marini Gaines," he stated emphatically. "OMG."

With that, Belle puked all over the deck of the yacht.

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