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Lara Cameron is the daughter of a boarding house owner in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. She takes loan from a bank and builds her own building.
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She moves to Chicago after earning three million dollars. She meets
Howard Keller who helps her in every thing she does. She becomes a successful real estate developer by converting an old hotel into an ultra modern luxury hotel. Then she moves to New York and builds Cameron enterprises and also plans to build the highest skyscraper in the world-Cameron Towers. She falls in love with a renowned concert pianist, Philip Adler and marries him.

She also reveals her darker side by slapping one worker, harassing
tenants by turning their building into a shelter for homeless people and bedding lawyer Paul Martin, who has Mafia connections. Her fortune starts dwindling - her ex-secretary, Gertrude Meeks writes a tell- all book and the law starts poking into the casino that Lara set up with Paul Martin's help.
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Lara has made millions of dollars and a few enemies in her ascent from a childhood of deprivation to the upper echelons of the business world. When she falls in love with a renowned concert pianist she sets about "winning" him as she would a prime piece of waterfront property. But her ties to a lawyer with mafia connections and her shady way of doing business threaten her happiness and eventually her income and reputation
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   businessman, big Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Loss of...    -   parents Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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