Fostered at age 8, Natalya Dreyer (Nata) fought hard to fulfill her immigrant foster-father’s ambitions for her. Suma Cum Laude of her law class at university, then appointed Associate Corporate Lawyer at the city’s leading law firm, Nata was convinced she had proved herself a woman of worth. When she married the rich and charming Karl Albrecht, she believed her sordid past could be forgotten; she was living the dream. But when tragedy strikes, Nata is forced to confront her demons.
Grief-stricken and consumed with fear that her child may suffer lifelong disability, Nata makes a horrifying discovery about her husband. Then, seeking comfort from her foster parents, she is devastated to learn that the parents she believed represented everything that was good in the world had deceived her.
Facing disillusionment and betrayal, the deeply depressed Natalya is forced to confront the truth of her troubled past, and to reassess her plans for her future. Meanwhile, struggling with fear that his sins might have caused his son’s disability, the narcissistic Karl is confronted with a shocking revelation about his own ”respectable” family’s shameful past.
Will hideous truths destroy them both, or can the truth finally set them free?
A heart-warming story of devotion, sacrifice and courage, Mortgaged Goods crosses genre boundaries between women’s fiction, literary fiction, romance, legal drama and slice of life. The world its characters live in is the real world we all inhabit… a world of deception, corruption and greed. And yet it is also filled with people whose courage, integrity, kindness and love inspires.
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