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, desperately trying to live up to the insurmountable expectations; and the grandchildren, heirs to a tarnished empire who just might fulfill their dreams.
I read this story several years ago, I enjoyed it then and enjoyed it more in this format. Laural Merlington is a great story teller and a pleasure t..Show More »o listen too. « Show Less
The magnificent Austin empire built by the domineering Seth Coleman before World War II now belongs to Moss and Billie's daughter Maggie. She has invited the whole family to a Fourth of July barbecue in celebration of a renewed sense of family pride she's determined to forge at Sunbridge. But as loved ones gather, they bring along old resentments and new temptations destined to generate more than a little heat.
After years alone, when Amelia thought that she was beyond heartache, Cary Assante swept into her life, wiping away the shadows of tragedy with a young man's fierce passion. While Amelia finds herself in danger of losing her beloved Cary to the temptations of another woman, she carries her own damning secret - with consequences that will reverberate across an empire, leaving her family to pick up the pieces of a shattered legacy.
I was surprised that I liked this series so much, with it being dated I was a bit hesitant, but surprisingly I loved it!
Billie Coleman Kingsley, beloved matriarch of the clan and founder of a fabulously successful fashion empire, is dying. As her family gathers together in this time of sorrow, the indomitable Billie offers new hope to heal the rifts that separate them. Even as her own strength fails, Billie instills courage, fortitude, and her conviction that life goes on after tragedy.
High, one of the best.