Texas Rich

Texas Rich

Book - 1985
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The extraordinary novel that introduces the unforgettable Coleman family--and the brilliant heroine who began a powerful American dynasty
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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.
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This is the captivating story of four generations. 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 insurmountable expectations; and the grandchildren, heirs to a tarnished empire who just might fulfill their dreams. Most of all this is the triumphant story of Billie Ames Coleman, a woman of courage and strength who holds them all together--in a tale as magnificent as the land that inspired it.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1985.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345335401
0345335406
Branch Call Number: MICH
Characteristics: 568 p. ; 18 cm.

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Billie Ames meets Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. They marry and move to Texas where they start their dynasty at a 250,000-acre spread called Sunbridge.

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