"A good read"
Over thirty years ago, teenager Nealy Coleman fled her
family Virginia home because she never felt welcome there
and with an illegitimate infant she felt less welcome. Her
father treated Nealy and her two brothers with abuse and
contempt. For the next three decades, she never set foot
on Coleman land, especially avoiding the SunStar
thoroughbred farm. Nealy has become successful in
thoroughbred racing in Kentucky.
Now her sire Josh is dying and Nealy is back to dance
on his grave. However, first she must fix the legal miasma
Josh and her two siblings failed to avoid when no will or
estate planning occurred. Then there is the matter of
dealing her way with the stud who left her pregnant three
decades ago. Finally, there is the "extended" family who
comes to pay their last respects or is that to get paid.
Fern Michaels fans will enjoy her latest tale in her
Coleman-Thornton novels from the starting line to the final
tape as she begins a new Triple Crown winner. The story
line is filled with emotion as the key cast battles within
themselves and among one another over events that mostly
happened years ago. The characters show no range of
feelings, displaying one dominant trait. For instances,
200 proof nasty highlights Josh's personality even on his
deathbed while stupidity is the mindset of the two brothers
who somehow know nothing about their successful sister in
the same line of business. Still readers of the best
selling author's Vegas and Texas series will enjoy the ride.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 12, 2001