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Taking A Stand (A Coyote Springs Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Ken Casper
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Homebuilder Jesse Amorado and former Air Force Captain Tori Carr come from the same Texas town but from very different worlds. When she returns home to Coyote Springs to help her father, a real-estate developer, turn the seediest neighborhood into an exclusive resort for the wealthy, Tori and Jesse immediately clash. He'll do whatever it takes to save his heritage, and she is caught up in proving herself to her father.As personal tensions rise and local trouble begins to brew, Jesse and Tori fall in love-despite it all. They soon find, however, that they must not only confront vested interests and prejudices, they have to fight for their very lives.Ken Casper brings readers back to Coyote Springs for another tension-filled visit. Come along for another story of mystery and passion from the author of AS THE CROW DIES, book one of The Jason Crow West Texas Mystery Series.Ken Casper is the author of more than 25 novels, short stories and articles. Born and raised in New York City, Ken is now a transplanted Texan. He and Mary, his wife of thirty-five-plus years, own a horse farm in San Angelo. Along with their two dogs, six cats, and eight horses-at last count!-they board and breed horses and Mary teaches English riding. She's a therapeutic riding instructor for the handicapped, as well.

Product Details

  • File Size: 556 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (December 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006TI7S6G
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking a Stand January 27, 2012
By Jo
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't think I would like this book because I am not into the Mexican/American scene or property development, but I ended up enjoying this story. The plot moves along quickly so it doesn't get boring; I found the characters realistic and they enriched the story. Although I thought the mystery was rather easy to solve I found it very interesting and enjoyable. This book is well worth reading.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gooey, mushy romance movel August 4, 2012
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I really liked "As the Crow Dies," a clever, interesting plot and unusual characters. So, I decided to try this as a Kindle Sample. It started out interestingly enough, so I bought it, but it turned out to be nothing but a romance novel.

I kept going for a while as it devolved into a bodice-ripper. I skipped through to several section ahead, and still nothing but
heavy-breathing romance, so i gave up and deleted it.

This should have been labeled for what it was, but I got caught because the previous book of his that was so good. Never again.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Good February 4, 2012
By Alex
Taking a Stand is a quick read. After reading a couple of great Bell Bridge books I decided that I should give this one a shot.
And I wasn't wrong. It was awesome. Ken Casper's writing was very good, and the characters were built beautifully.
This was very enjoyable book and I can't wait to buy an actual copy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By luvtchn
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In this day-in-age, when even some of the best authors feel the need to beef up their books with porn throughout the entire's a very good author who can write a good romance without loads of explicit sex scenes!!! Hurrah!! (If you really look at many of the so-called romance novels, they're poorly written... and sell only because they are either porn, or border on porn. Sad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced action, romance, and mystery February 27, 2012
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The story begins with a heart-stopping small plane landing under extremely tense circumstances. The description of the event puts you right in the cockpit with the pilot. From there the story quickly takes off and you find yourself in the middle of a real estate venture that could spell disaster for local citizens of a low-income housing area; citizens who cannot afford to improve their everyday existence--they are just living one day at a time. It is a good, fast-paced read. The story moves along quickly, but goes into enough depth that it flows smoothly. I thought it was a very enjoyable read and look forward to reading more by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking a stand, seeking redemption April 1, 2012
By Tracey
Format:Kindle Edition
Received from Netgalley for review, thank you.

Tori Carr, just honorably discharged from the Air Force and flying home in her own Twin Cessna, is a nicely built character. That is, of course she's gorgeous - a tall leggy blonde - but her construction on the page is equally well done. She is more than the pretty: she is committed to achieving her dream of flying for a living, which the Air Force did not provide her. In the meantime, she has come home to work with her father in the business he started, Carr Enterprises, a high level real estate developer. She goes straight to work on the Riverbend Project, the multi-million-dollar plan to take the Santa Marta district of town - the rundown and ramshackle Barrio - and develop the heck out of it into a high-priced community, golf courses and all.

Problem is, a decent sized chunk of the area on which Carr Ent. wants to build is owned by another company, Amorado Construction. Jesse Amorado, who inherited the company from his father, is of Mexican descent, as are the other inhabitants of the neighborhood (for he not only owns the area but lives there), and knows better than anyone how strong the ties of neighborhood can be. This is not something anyone in that district is willing to sell ... although the inhabitants who live in homes that have been bought by Carr Enterprises, Jesse tells Tori, have been left with little choice. She is informed that her father's company has refrained from making even necessary repairs on the houses they rent to the inhabitants, leaving them little choice but to vacate. She can't believe it - that's not how her father operates ... but she has to believe it. When she goes to the area to see for herself, it's in front of her face.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars action,romance,greed February 8, 2012
By rhonda
Format:Kindle Edition
Taking a Stand by Ken Casper
4 stars
It starts out grabbing your attention right away. Air Force Captain Tori Carr has resigned from service and is flying herself back home to Coyote Springs. When another plane suddenly is their. her plane is damaged and on fire.
Winslow Carr and his partner are planning to tear down the barrio and replace it with upscale developing. Their is only one hold out Jesse Amorado who owns a small construction company and owns six houses that are all in their way. He knows his part of town is in desperate need to fix up but he likes thier community and no matter how much money they offer him the answer is no.
Jesse brother who was gunned down in a drive by shooting has made a plan to fix his community. He likes how they pull together. Jesse is single and living in the family home. His mother, sister-in-law and her kids live on a ranch close by. Jesse has a lot of pride.
Tori has agreed to help her father with his business while she waits for a job offer from an airline. Tori first lover was Burton Hazlitt but she broke it off years ago. Tori is trying to find a compermise that will help her father and keep Jesse dream alive too.
Thier is more action,romance, some mystery to keep your attention. Good clean story. Looking forward to reading more from Ken Casper in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
11/01/2011 PUB Bell Bridge Books
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just Okay
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Published 17 months ago by Lillian Ammann (Lillie)
5.0 out of 5 stars "Taking a Stand" was a good read!
I really enjoyed the book! I have to do a lot of technical reading for my job, so it was nice to have an all-around good book to read at home in the evenings.
Published 21 months ago by HawkeySK
2.0 out of 5 stars O.k.
This was one of the inexpensive books so i got my moneys worth. But i would not say it was very compellling and plot was shallow
Published 22 months ago by footsie
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written
This was not a "can't put it down" book, but it was well written and interesting. I would not care to read it again, but enjoyed it one time around.
Published 24 months ago by Elaine Everett
3.0 out of 5 stars Taking a Stand
I found the story line predictable but none the less it held my interest.It was a pleasant change that the pilot, Tori was a woman. Read more
Published on September 30, 2012 by Aussi Mel
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Interesting to see different views and life styles being accepted. Well written, very descriptive, made people and places come alive.
Published on April 2, 2012 by spice
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps your interest
A very good book, keeps your interest from the first page. I am looking foreward to reading more by this author in this series.
Published on March 31, 2012 by dragonfly
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