This is the first book I read by Janet Dailey. I rather liked the book and the way it was written. I felt the ending was a little abrupt and could have been played out a little more. As with a lot of books you could kind of guess where things were leading but it still was enough to keep me turning the pages. It's about an up and coming actress, Kit Masters, going home again. She has to face things from the past about her mom, her dad, and her ex-lover who she thought she would marry earlier in life. About how people treat you differently when they think fame is changing you when in fact it's the people around you that are changing. It's a book I would recommend.
Another great one from Janet Dailey.
Aspen Gold is a novel of romance, glamour and power...
Aspen Gold is an extravanganza, set in the Aspen mountains and crammed with factual history and lore of the frontier town...
The San Anonio Express-News
Its scenic setting, interesting characters and abundance of romance makes this a hit...
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
FROM THE PUBLISHER
The author of Rivals and Heiress dazzles again with a contemporary story of a woman torn between love and fame. Talented actress Kit Masters returns home to settle her father's estate and realizes she must choose between her career and a man she has not seen for ten years--the man she still loves.
author of Masquerade finds aspiring actress Kit Masters returning to her ranch, Silverwood, and to her hometown of Aspen, Colo., to film a movie that should not only make her a superstar but also boost the flagging career of suave leading man John Travis. The planeload of exotic Hollywood filmmakers does little to excite the cynical locals, already sated with celebrities and their antics. For Kit, the return home is fraught with emotional turmoil. She must confront the sweetheart of her youth, wholesome rancher Tom Bannon, who jilted her for a short-lived marriage, and she will ultimately be forced to make a choice between Bannon and Travis, who is now courting her with diligence and passion. Kit is also tempted to sell Silverwood for a staggering amount of money, cash she desperately needs to keep her ailing mother in a nursing home
A well written book, an enjoyable read.
This book is a soap opera. I wouldn't consider this a romance novel. People betraying people, people sleeping around, really anything goes in this book. I found it engrossing, but because I went in thinking this book was a "romance" novel, I didn't enjoy it much.
However, I am sure fans of Jackie Collins and other women's fiction will adore this book filled with drama.
In Aspen Gold, the breathtaking terrain of Aspen, Colorado--one a frontier town, now a playground for the wealthy and powerful--serves as the backdrop for the enthralling story of a beautiful "urban gowgirl" who must decide between a glamorous career and the handsome man she has secretly loved all her life.
Blond, outgoing Kit Masters, born and brought up on an Aspen rance, is both country girl and city girl: her beloved father taught her to ride and hunt, while her mother took her to ballet and music lessons, theater and concerts. As a young woman, Kit left Aspen to pursue and acting career in Hollywood. She also left behind handsome rancher-lawyer Tom Bannon, who grew up on the ranch next door, the man Kit thought she would marry--and who broke her heart by marring someone else.
Now, after years of bitr parts, Kit has been offered her first really big break: the lead role in a movie opposite famous actor-producer--and ladies' man--John Travis. By coincidence, the movie will be filming in Aspen. Except for her father's funeral, Kit has not been back to Aspen--or seen Tom Bannon--in many years. Upon her return, she inevitably meets Bannon again,m and they rediscover their romance. Both of them, however, are haunted by the past: Kit by the pain he caused her, Bannon b y the memory of his dead wife. In addition, John Travis has begun to pursue Kit, ardently.
Kit has managed to remain unspoiled by her newfound success and her surroundings: beneath her sunny facade, she is a woman with a strong sense of family, loyalty, and integrity, with deep ties to the land where she grew up and that she still considers her home. Now she faces several difficult and dangerous decisions guaranteed to test the values she holds so dear. What will Kit choose to pursue--fame or love? If fame, is she willing to pay the price it demands? And if love, which man does she truly love/ How will she provide for the future--by holding on to the land that is the bedrock of her family, or by responding to the pleas of enfironmentalists and developers for the good of larger numbers? And what of the threat that the diabolical Sondra Hudson holds over both Kit and the men in her life? Can she really wreck the happiness Kit sees within her grasp?
Novel about going home grown up and realizing what went wrong before you left. I enjoyed this plot line.
From Publishers Weekly: "Lyrical paeans to Colorado's beauty elevate this lethargic and predictable tale of actress Kit Masters, whose return to her hometown, Aspen, Colo., allows her to film a movie and court an old flame." Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.