From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a romantic and compelling story about love and family secrets.
Julia De Marco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling image of a little girl behind the iron gate of a foreign orphanage -- a girl who looks exactly like her. But Julia isn't an orphan. She isn't adopted. And she's never been out of the country. She knows who she is -- or does she?
Haunted by uncertainty, Julia sets off on a dangerous search for her true identity -- her only clues a swan necklace and an old Russian doll, her only ally daring, sexy photographer Alex Manning. Suddenly nothing is as it seems. The people Julia loved and trusted become suspicious strangers. The only person she can trust is Alex, but he has secrets of his own.
Each step brings her closer to a mysterious past that began a world away -- a past that still has the power to threaten her life ... and change her future forever.
** 12 Weeks on the NYT Bestseller List!
"Powerful and absorbing... Sheer, hold-your-breath suspense." Karen Robards
"An absorbing story of two people determined to unravel the secrets, betrayals and questions about their past. The story builds to an explosive conclusion." Carla Neggars
"A page-turner!" Diane Chamberlain
"Dark, hidden secrets and stunning betrayal boil together in a potent and moving suspense. 4 1/2 Stars - Top Pick of the Month." Romantic Times Magazine