MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1995. ISBN: 0671873199. Living again in a humble shack, Ruby is determined to make a secure and happy home for her precious infant daughter, Pearl. Paul Tate-her first love, whom she was forced to abandon-is at her side once more, now a man of dazzling wealth. When he whisks her into his grand house, it seems their future is assured.