Texas Rich

Texas Rich

Book - 1985
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With more than sixty million copies of her books sold worldwide,New York Timesbestselling author Fern Michaels writes big, bold, provocative stories of love and heartbreak, drama and desire that are impossible to put down. Standing out amongst her most treasured works is the breathtaking Texas series. Now for the first time in a new hardcover edition comesTexas Rich, the extraordinary novel that introduces the unforgettable Coleman family and the brilliant heroine who began a powerful American dynasty. Young and pretty 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 herself 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, struggling against the family's legacy while 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 even as her own life falls apart. In the hands of consummate storyteller Fern Michaels,Texas Richsweeps across the twentieth century with seductive intensity and fiery passion in a tale as magnificent as the land that inspired it.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine Books, 1985.
ISBN: 9780345449597
0345449592
9780345335401
0345335406
Branch Call Number: +R MIC
Characteristics: 532 pages

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Billie Ames meets Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. They marry and move to Texas where they start their dynasty at a 250,000-acre spread called Sunbridge.

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