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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (December 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671019643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671019648
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Krentz ( Gift of Gold ) concocts a breezy, funny tale of love conquering all. Philadelphia Fox, do-gooder and professional social worker, bristles when she unexpectedly inherits substantial holdings in a major electronics company jointly owned by the mighty Castleton and Lightfoot clans of Washington State. Phila is offended by the "death machines" the company builds for the Pentagon, by the Castletons and Lightfoots ("aristocrats with everything but the title"), and by the way the families have mistreated her late best friend. But an affair with the Lightfoots' black-sheep scion teaches Phila that even rich, conservative snobs can be confused and vulnerable. With marvelous economy, Krentz ties together every detail she introduces. Her charitable, affable vision results in a grand tale of harmony restored, replete with rehabilitation of its villainess. The care Krentz lavishes on her narrative would do honor to a far more serious novel and demonstrates once again a key factor in her success: an abiding respect for the reader.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romantic suspense novels. She also writes historical romance under the name Amanda Quick and paranormal romance under the name Jayne Castle. Jayne loves to hear from her readers and can be found at Facebook.com/JayneAnnKrentz.

Customer Reviews

She has good character development and story line.
Clarica Burns
She is very attracted to Nick and he to her, but they both have agendas mapped out.
Deborah MacGillivray
I love the theme of overcoming past traumas and making good come out of the pain.
Sharon Homer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 5, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you want angst go else where. But if you want well drawn characters, with witty repartee and sexy irresistible males, then JAK is your cup of tea. Her name on a book means a great time. From her silly names, to quirky characters there is no one like her. You don't read her books, you experience them!!
Philadelphia Fox inherited a mess when her foster sister Crissie Master died and left her shares in a business Castleton & Lightfoot. Run by two families for generations, they did not see the illegitimate daughter of Boyd Castleton as "family". When he died, he finally did right the daughter he never knew leaving her shares in the business. But then, mysteriously Cassie dies in a car accident. Phila does not believe it was an accident, but no one doubts the word of the Castles or the Lightfoots, so the death goes down to an accident and the two families would have dismissed the pushing outsider, had Boyd not left her a big chunk of their business.
Nick Lightfoot was CEO of the business till three years before when a nasty family situation saw him walk away, leaving his father marry his fiancé to save her reputation. And Nick, now an outcast from the family he knows and loves and from the business he should be heading, is out to change things. And he plans on using Phila's control of the stock to make those changes. He finds Phila's plans on using the shares to, if not revenge her foster sister, see justice done for her, so he scoops up the advantage of seeming to align with her.
Phila knows Nick is using her, once a Lightfoot always a Lightfoot, but he gives her an in to the tightly knit stronghold of the Boyds and Lightfoots. She is very attracted to Nick and he to her, but they both have agendas mapped out.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 1999
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I've read most of Jayne Ann's books but this one in particular stood out. Though it was pretty formulaic in principal characters (strong, independent heroines and men who can only be tamed or should I say trained? by them), and the familiar plot of family loyalty and intrigue, I thougth Phila Fox and Nick Castlefoot worked very well together. If you've read her books before this is a must read. If new to Krentz you'll discover what she does so well!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "aaahhhh" on January 26, 2000
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It is true that Jayne Ann Krentz is one of my favorite authors,and this is one of my favorite books! Jayne has written one of her most memorable female characters: Philadelphia Fox. She is a combination vixen, gamine, everygirl, and passionate lover. One of her best qualities is her loyalty to her best friend, especially in the face of opportunity. The hero is also an exceptional person, who is honest and fiery. Both are stubborn, but they are stubborn together. What a wonderful love story and testamonial to love, loyalty and honor. Who would have thought that combination would be so exciting?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By globetrotter on March 27, 2006
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If you're looking for a book that is filled with smart wit and keen observations, "The Golden Chance" is it. Philadelphia Fox is the trademark JAK heroine, a quirky do-gooder a step shy of being beautiful.

Philadelphia is a burnt-out social worker, traumatized from her last case which involved an ex-mercenary and his wife taking in foster children for profit. Nick Lightfoot, the ex-heir apparent to C & L, a profitable arms manufacturing corporation, and Philadelphia meet on shaky grounds. Nick has been sent by the C & L clan to retrieve C & L shares that Philadelphia inherited from her best friend Crissie Masters. Philadelphia, however, is unlike most women Nick has met. Her shares can't be bought. Philadelphia can't be bought either for that matter. Thus begins a matter of the heart.

Philadelphia accompanies Nick to the quaint fictional town of Port Claxton, Washington, home of the C & L clan. She wants answers to Crissie's untimely death. She also wants to find out more about the tortured C & L clan. Members of the clan are so very close and yet so very distant from each other. Appearances are everything, leaving no room for authentic conversation.

Nick and Philadelphia ("Phila") are an unlikely couple. But that is often the case in romance novels. Nick is a savvy businessman from a conservative family while Philadelphia is a leftish bleeding-heart liberal do-gooder (yes, perhaps redundant!). However, in matters of the heart, it is often compassion, passion, loyalty and sexual attraction that overcome these vast differences. Like so many JAK heroines, Philadelphia eventually endears herself to those around her. Overall, "The Golden Chance" is a wonderful, heart-warming read. I highly recommend!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 2000
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This is, as far as I'm concerned, one of the best contemporary romances ever written. The heroine isn't a flake like most of Krentz's heroines, but is smart and very feisty. The hero, Nick, is what's special, though: Instead of her usual man of mystery or engineer with frozen emotions, Krentz has created a vibrant hero who's loving, humorous, and strong but not pushy; he's a masterpiece, and the tenderness of the relationship between him and the heroine, Philadelphia, is deeply moving. Among my all-time favorites.
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The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.


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