By Tilly Bagshawe
To the surface global, Siena McMahon has a fairytale lifestyles. Born right into a nice Hollywood dynasty - granddaughter of forties motion picture legend Duke McMahon, daughter of billionaire manufacturer Pete McMahon - she is blessed with good looks, brains and wealth, a proverbial princess.
But in the back of the wrought iron gates of the McMahon's sprawling Hollywood mansion, lifestyles is much from satisfied. The McMahons are certain jointly no longer by means of love, yet through ambition, greed and intrigue. while a gold-digging English aristocrat worms her manner into their lives and their domestic, the fault strains within the feuding relations are blown correct open. with a view to shield Siena from the fall-out, her mom and dad pack her off to an English boarding university. yet Siena has a burning ambition - she is set to develop into a Hollywood famous person, simply as her grandfather stated she may be.
One means or one other, Siena McMahon goes to come to l. a. and take the town of goals by way of hurricane. And woe betide a person who will get in her way...
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Der Gemeindechor sang sich wacker durch mittelalterliche Choräle und moderne Wiegenlieder, die durch den geschmückten Raum schwebten, als sei nur Frieden in der Welt. Er sang gegen Finsternis und Kälte, gegen graues Elend und schwarzen Kummer an. Die nahe Geburt des neuen Gottes schien alles Böse zu vertreiben, eine Linie zwischen gestern und heute, zwischen Dunkelheit und kommendem Licht zu ziehen. Ethan schaute und lauschte, stimmte in die Choräle ein, wo dies erwartet wurde, erinnerte sich und versuchte zugleich zu vergessen.
Gerald nickte. « Gerald zuckte die Achseln. �Weiß ich noch nicht. Hab nicht darüber nachgedacht. « �Du weißt, dass wir das ausgeschlossen haben«, antwortete Chips und hob das Glas an die Lippen. Er war ein hochgewachsener Mann, schon etwas gebückt, aber drahtig, als hätten seine Muskeln an Kraft und Elastizität nichts eingebüßt. «, fragte Gerald. « Chips zuckte die Schultern. �Wir sind froh, dass du sie aufbewahrst. Aber du wirst immer älter – wie wir alle. Es ist an der Zeit, dass wir eine neue Möglichkeit finden.
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