Texas Rich

Texas Rich

by Fern Michaels
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Texas Rich by Fern Michaels

One of those rare books, the kind the reader doesn't want to end. –Green Bay Press Gazette

The first in Fern Michaels' bestselling Texas series, Texas Rich introduces us to passionately compelling Billie Ames. . .

Young Billie Ames was naive but a real knockout when she met Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. Within a few months she was pregnant and married to him. It was a marriage that brought Billie--and her mother, Agnes--across the country to Austin, to a 250,000-acre spread called Sunbridge, and into the world of the Texas rich. Billie works to acclimate to Texas and her new home at Sunbridge, her role as Moss' wife, and the challenges she faces from her social-climbing mother, her gruff and demanding father-in-law, and the events of the world around her. We see Billie grow stronger in heart, mind, and belief as her children are born, her marriage to Moss changes, and she comes into her own as a Coleman--and a woman in her own right.

"A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." –Patricia Matthews

"A steaming, sprawling saga. . .As always, Fern Michaels writes a full story with bigger-than-life characters we would look forward to meeting." –Romantic Times

"Fine fare for Fern Michaels's fans!" –The Philadelphia Inquirer

302,000 Words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601830678
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/07/2013
Series: Texas , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 594
Sales rank: 21,507
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Fern Michaels is the New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling quartet of contemporary novels Texas Rich, Texas Heat, Texas Fury, and Texas Sunrise, as well as the steamy books in the Captive series: Captive Passions, Captive Embraces, Captive Splendors, Captive Secrets, and Captive Innocence. She is also the author of To Have and to Hold, Seasons of Her Life, Desperate Measures, the Kentucky trilogy, and the Sisterhood series.


Summerville, South Carolina

Place of Birth:

Hastings, Pennsylvania


High School

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Texas Rich 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a story of a wealthy family and all the ups and downs tgey struggle thru. I normally enjoy this type of story but there was just so much tradgedy for me. I understand life is not full of roses but also not all thornes either. It was well written and kept you involved until the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Prolific author Fern Michaels has penned more than 50 novels but for many her real blockbuster is the Texas foursome - Texas Rich, Texas Fury, Texas Heat, and Texas Sunrise. All are dramatic, action filled stories that immediately draw readers and listeners into the lives of her characters. No one could bring such a diversified cast to life better than voice performer Laural Merlington. She's wise enough not to lapse into a stereotypical Texas accent and gifted enough to cause listeners to both laugh and cry. In the first of this Texas series, Texas Rich, we meet an intriguing heroine, Billie Ames. She's young, beautiful and when she meets Moss Coleman, a dashing pilot she's a goner. They met in Philadelphia, at the Navy Yard, during World War II. Once married her home will be a far cry from what she has known - she moves to a gigantic ranch in Texas. There's more for her to learn than ranch life - she must also come up with ways to retain her individuality and raise her children as she sees fit among the overpowering Coleman clan. Moss, too, has his work cut out for him as his father is a domineering man whose aphrodisiac is power, his mother is a shadow. Texas Rich spans four generations, it's a spellbinding saga, every bit as large as its setting. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
I too was wary of the 'romance' category as I am a mystery/horror fan. A friend recommended it so I decided to give it a shot and am so glad I did! Even though I could not understand the plights of the extremely wealthy Coleman family, I felt a kinship to Bille's insecurities and unfulfilled dreams, as well as her 'never give up' attitude. This is my first Fern Michaels book, but definitely not the last. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Even if you wouldn't normally read this type of novel, I urge you to give it a try. It is one of the great family sagas you should not miss!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book!! I enjoyed it so much that I could not put it down. I have read it about four times and I am still not tired of it. Very entertaining!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#PartyCrasher xD HEYO !!!! :)
Brittany5704 More than 1 year ago
This was the first Fern Michaels book I read. The Texas series is one of my favorite series of books. I read them for the first time about ten years ago, and I still enjoy going back and reading them again every couple of years. The characters develop really well. This (as well as the rest of the series) is a book that you can't put down until the end and it leaves you wanting more. It is great to follow such a story, a history of a family, for so long of a timespan. I would recommend it to anyone, no matter what genre you normally enjoy. I was not (and still am not) a romance book fan, and had I known Fern Michaels was a romance writer, I probably would never have read it. But I'm glad I did. Definitely a great series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You really get wrapped up into the characters lives!
Guest More than 1 year ago
...but I love this series!!! Normally I don't read romance novels (unless you count Maeve Binchy, but I consider her books to be more Irish heritage and lifestyle than romance) I find romance novels to be a bit too corny and unrealistic. I prefer action, suspense and /or horror. I purchased Texas Rich and Texas Heat because I live in Texas and didn't see anything else that caught my eye in the grocery store. How pleasantly suprised I was when I started reading them! I could not put them down. I purchased both books last Wed and have finished them today, Tuesday. That is how good they are! You just can't wait to see what is going to happen next. I went to the book store today to try to get Texas Fury and Sunrise, I can't wait to read what will happen next to these Colemans. I was really surprised to find out that these books are kept in the romance section. Until today, I just didn't think of them as romance novels. Unfortunately they didn't have them in stock, so I'm going to have to order online. I can't wait until they get here. If you hate romance novels, give these a try.. you might be pleasently surprised! I have learned this week that its not the genre that makes a novel good. It is whether or not the author can tell a good yarn and understands the craft well enough to engage the reader. Fern Michaels definitely knows her craft! She made me care about these characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best Fern Michaels book I have read! I am now reading the second book in the series. Once you start reading this book you cant put it down!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will give no star if i could. I hate the book. It is good until last 200 pages. After that., it keep getting sad.. it was too depasing. I will not read the next book. It wouldn't read this if you cry easly or not like sad books. I hate this book so bad , i am a giving away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally, spelling errors in almost every sentence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her characters become important. This was, in my opinion , one of her better books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really amazingly good you know the kind you can't put down and stay up to late reading! Looking forward to reading the next in the series!
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I got locked out of party-,-