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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

“Gripping drama, overwhelming passion and bitter deceit are all delicately spun together by the incomparable Ms. Roberts as she delivers another of her unforgettable reads.”—RT Book Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515152982
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
200,477
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 In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 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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True Betrayals 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 156 reviews.
Love-to-ReadNY More than 1 year ago
I love Nora Roberts and have read many of her books. What I like about her is that not only does she create a romance story, but she also teaches you about nature. I'm a city girl and don't get to experience much nature. In this story I was able to learn about the world of horses, and although I've never really had the desire to go near a horse because of their smell, she has made me very curious about horses. The story is touching, but it's not just about romance (though there's plenty of romance in it too). It's about how mother-daughter, father-daughter, step-mother-step-daughter, and father-son relationships can be really rocky. There's also other drama related to monetary greed and such. It's just got a bit of everything and I recommend it to those who are looking for more than a mere romance story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"True Betrayals" is a fabulous book that will definitely keep you reading. Kelsey & Gabe are great main characters, both well-developed and likeable. Kelsey has been told for her entire life that her mother died when she was a child, but she finds out differently one day when a letter shows up from her supposedly deceased mother! After getting over the initial shock, Kelsey decides to travel to her mother's thoroughbred farm in Nothern Virginia. Kelsey has to deal with her family's strong disapproval, especially from her grandmother, but decides that she really must meet the woman who gave her life. Kelsey arrives on the farm and slowly begins to bond with her mother and the handsome man who owns the neighbouring farm, Gabe. This story is full of betrayal, sabotage, romance, and excitement. Overall, a highly enjoyable read
shelly_xo More than 1 year ago
The book starts off sort of slow and I actually had to make myself read the first few pages. However, the book begins to get interesting and then you just can't stop reading it. You will have to force yourself to put this book down because you will get lost in another world while reading it. The book is full of romance, thrills, drama, and corruption. It is definitely worth reading, even if you have to force yourself to read the first few pages, you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my mother told me to read this book i said i wouldn't like it. When i finished the book 3 days after she told me i was like wow. Nora Roberts did a splendid job. It starts off with Kelsey a 26 year old woman recieving a letter from her supposedly dead mother. When she visits her mother at her horse farm she stay for a few weeks and finds out she is just as passionate about horse-racing as her mother. Then it leads into some of what happened in her mother's past involving the horse track and the murder she commited. It is a wonderful book that you can't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is familure with the equine(horse)world will enjoy this book. It is accurate in detail and hard to put down. Ms Roberts did her homework.
MIJul More than 1 year ago
Interesting with a few twists and turns to keep it moving. Not everyone is predictable, some things go differently than what you expect and it's very easy to read to the end just to find out how things end up.
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Realy good hores book
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Great story
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LesIsMoreTX More than 1 year ago
Nora had me giggling and loving each of the characters. This has been one of my favorites of Nora's I have read to date. I am a big fan of Nora Roberts, and she didn't leave me wanting with this book. Couldn't put it down. Great love story!
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this book is very good . I enjoyed it , cant put it down. Once again Nora Roberts you have done it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good but dragged on a bit
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JAG54JE More than 1 year ago
It is a great book, I always enjoy all of Norah's books. If you like horses, horse racing, and murder suspense, read this one!
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Great wrlter
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