Young 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 her life and her marriage.
loved the story and I felt as if I was at home with family listening to the history
Maggie, the daughter of Moss and Bill Coleman, has invited all the passionate family, plus several hundred guests, to a July 4 barbecue to celebrate the new sense of family pride she's determined to forge. But whether it's ambition, jealousy, rivalry, or passion, each Coleman has a drama of his or her own to face, and each will feed the flames of Texas heat.
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