"An angst-laden contemporary romance"
In Lake Placid, New York, Ty Stannard always loved
horseback riding because it was her only escape from a
harsh demanding father who was never pleased by anything
she did. Her hero since the fifth grade is the highly
regarded equestrian superstar Steve Sheppard. Ty hopes to
one day be as good as her champion, who she meets as a teen
when she competes at a junior's event. Steve gives the
enthusiastic youngster a lucky medallion, which becomes
Ty's most cherished possession. However, a nasty horse
ended Ty's dream of championships.
Years later, Steve is near financial bankruptcy with
his reputation shredded and his farm heading towards
bankruptcy due to the stupidity of his former partner.
Ty's father stands ready to attack like the vulture he is
once the final foreclosure occurs. Ty wants to help her
hero whose gesture years ago at the Junior's remains one of
the few bright spots in an autocratic lonely childhood.
Though he wants to refuse her offer of a partnership, Steve
has no choice but to accept. However, this is no gawky
teen any longer and soon the two new partners begin to fall
in love, but her nasty father remains perched prepared to
do whatever is necessary to gain Steve's farm.
CHANCE MEETING is an angst-laden contemporary romance
filled with two deep lead characters. The story line is
exciting as Steve and Ty fall in love in front of a
backdrop of the sport of equestrian and the machinations of
her avarice father, whose greed and demand make Midas seem
reasonable. As usual Laura Moore provides a wonderful
compassionate novel because readers feel the hurt,
mistrust, and love of her key players.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 20, 2001