True Betrayals

True Betrayals

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers a thrilling story of family secrets and unexpected passions, set against the high-stakes world of championship thoroughbred racing…

Kelsey Byden always believed that her mother was dead. But now, after all this time, she has discovered the truth: Naomi Chadwick is still

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers a thrilling story of family secrets and unexpected passions, set against the high-stakes world of championship thoroughbred racing…

Kelsey Byden always believed that her mother was dead. But now, after all this time, she has discovered the truth: Naomi Chadwick is still alive—after spending years in prison for the murder of her lover.

Now, at Naomi’s Virginia horse farm, Kelsey is trying to sort out a lifetime of deception—and her feelings about her mother. The bonds of love can be fragile...as Kelsey learned from her recently ended marriage. But as the two women rebuild their relationship—and Kelsey finds herself swept into an unsettling new romance—she must decide once and for all who she can trust, and who threatens to betray her…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“An absolutely terrific summer read.”—Orlando Sentinel

“A fast-paced, engaging tale of envy, greed, and romance…another winner for this popular author.”—Publishers Weekly

“With the kind of savvy that would do Dick Francis proud, Roberts gives you a peek at the sabotage and skullduggery the horsey set is capable of when the stakes are high.”—Chicago Tribune

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The world of championship thoroughbred racing is the milieu for Roberts' (Born in Fire) latest, a fast-paced, engaging tale of envy, greed and romance. Kelsey Byden, 26, is in the throes of divorcing her unfaithful husband when she suffers a second shock. It is a letter from her mother, whom she has long presumed dead. Her father, it turns out, has been lying to her-at her mother's request, since Naomi Chadwick was in prison for murder during many of those years. Kelsey travels to Virginia to meet her long-lost parent at her horse farm. As mother and daughter get to know each other, Kelsey falls in love with horses, racing and the gambler next door. Gabe Slater is handsome, virile and unlike anyone the spoiled young woman has ever met. Their attraction is instant and explosive, but their romance triggers a chain of events that includes murder and sabotage, prompting the lovers to risk their lives as they race to clear Naomi's name and to deal with old enemies and betrayals that threaten their future. Roberts paints her story with a broad brush, but its colorful canvas, easily identifiable heroes and villains and swirling action add up to another winner for this popular author. (July)
Library Journal
Although mystery writer Dick Francis probably won't fret over Roberts's invasion of his turf-that of big-time horse racing-this romantic thriller about shady goings-on at a Virginia horse farm comes on the heels of a string of best sellers (e.g., Hidden Riches, LJ 6/1/94).
Donna Seaman
Roberts is, indisputably, a pro. The first writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, she ensnares even the most skeptical reader with the sheer adrenalin of her calculated prose and the irresistible fashionability of her characters. Her latest tale, set in the high-stakes and glitzy but sleazy world of thoroughbred racing, combines garment-rending romance with cold-blooded murder. The action begins when beautiful blond Kelsey receives a letter from Naomi, her beautiful, blond, and allegedly dead mother. Kelsey is shocked to learn that her mother is not only alive, she is also a convicted killer who spent 10 years in prison. Defying the wishes of her staid English professor father, Kelsey dashes off to confront her mystery mother. It's love at first sight between the two strong-willed women, as well as between Kelsey and a hunk named Gabe who, like Naomi, raises and races horses. But love will have to wait as various stable hands and horses die violent and inexplicable deaths. It's all greed, revenge, and lust, lust, lust. A perfect summer indulgence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515152982
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
131,371
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“An absolutely terrific summer read.”—Orlando Sentinel

“A fast-paced, engaging tale of envy, greed, and romance…another winner for this popular author.”—Publishers Weekly

“With the kind of savvy that would do Dick Francis proud, Roberts gives you a peek at the sabotage and skullduggery the horsey set is capable of when the stakes are high.”—Chicago Tribune

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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