The extraordinary novel that introduces the unforgettable Coleman family-and the brilliant heroine who began a powerful American dynasty Young Billie Ames naively fell for the exciting pilot Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. Within a few months she was pregnant, married, and traveling across the country to Austin . . . to the 250,000-acre spread known as Sunbridge and into the tantalizing world of the Texas rich. In a vast land dominated by the industrious Colemans, Billie fights to maintain control of her life and her marriage. This is the captivating story of four generations. There's Moss, living in the shadow of a father whose obsession with power overshadows the needs of his only son; Jessica, the doomed mother who gave up everything to become the perfect Coleman wife; Moss and Billie's children, desperately trying to live up to insurmountable expectations; and the grandchildren, heirs to a tarnished empire who just might fulfill their dreams. Most of all this is the triumphant story of Billie Ames Coleman, a woman of courage and strength who holds them all together-in a tale as magnificent as the land that inspired it.
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by Fern Michaels
"Set in Austin, Texas, this family saga features the na-ve Billy Ames, who falls in love with WWII Navy pilot Moss Coleman, heir to a Texas ranching fortune. When Moss sends a pregnant Billy and her manipulative mother to his home in Texas, his strong-willed father takes an instant dislike to Billy, forcing her to develop some Texas grit. Laural Merlington takes the personalities of Michaels's work and gives them strong voices, which mature as the characters do. Love, strength of will, and dreams are reflected in Merlington's straightforward narrative, which leaves no emotion unturned. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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