When Katherine Whitfield finds a chest containing some of her deceased mother's mementos, she leaves her sophisticated life in L.A. for Kentucky's thoroughbred-racing country, hoping to find the father she never knew. Armed with a quilt, a cufflink and a letter addressed to a man identified only by the initial J, Kat begins her search. But it seems every man in town has a name beginning with J, and every one of them has something to hide. Her only friend is Zach Tyler, a rough-hewn horse trainer. Zach supports her against the town's slimy characters but stands to lose everything when Kat discovers the truth about her parents. While stock ingredients--tortured hero, driven heroine, secrets galore--keep the story moving at a brisk pace, it's the behind-the-scenes peek at the world of horse racing that gives substance to Freethy's latest offering (after The Sweetest Thing). (Jan.)
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Driven by a need she barely understands to find a father who doesn't know she exists, Katherine Whitfield leaves her ordered existence in Los Angeles and heads for Paradise Valley, KY, armed only with a restaurant's name and a man's initial. But her quest quickly throws the town into chaos; and when her questions begin to lead to unexpected answers, Katherine begins to wonder if she really wants to find her family after all. A strong but vulnerable heroine who needs to belong, a worthy, driven hero determined to prove himself and live down his father's reputation, and a cast of well-developed, not always conventional secondary characters drive the plot, which also skillfully blends down-home country charm with a dash of horseracing fever. Unlike Freethy's earlier novels, this emotionally involving romance has no paranormal elements; it is sure to please her many fans--and garner her new ones. Freethy (The Sweetest Thing) is a RITA Award-winning writer of warm, contemporary romances and lives in the San Francisco area.
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Excellent romance with believable characters, great dialogue and interesting story line.
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This was truly a great read. I thought she would end up with the main charcter, but truly had me stumped on her Father. Another great book by Barbara!!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer