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Kentucky Heat
Kentucky Heat
Author: Fern Michaels
ISBN-13: 9780739425626
ISBN-10: 0739425625
Publication Date: 2002
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Book Type: Hardcover
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With Nealy, horses come first. So when her two grown children's irresponsible acts nearly cost her Shufly, the foal that carries all her hopes for the Triple Crown, she throws them both off Blue Diamond Farm, a decision that changes their future -- and her own.
To the world, Nealy looks unbreakable. Inside, her heart has shattered. Estranged from her daughter Emmie and son Nick, she struggles alone to build her racing stables into the best in Kentucky -- and Shufly into the horse of the century.

When Hatch Littletree, her ex-husband's law partner, pays an unexpected visit, he brings Nealy much-needed comfort. But he also brings turmoil. A tough Native American and a brilliant attorney, Hatch is determined to see Nealy heal the painful rift with her children. He's also a man Nealy cannot resist.

Raw with emotion, and yet filled with an unstoppable energy, Nealy will face bitter disappointments, exhilarating triumphs, and a night of bloodcurdling terror -- one that could mean the end of her dreams -- and maybe her life.
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What a great continuation of a story. Looking forward to the next.

The indomitable Nealy Coleman Diamond Clay has her hands full: the foal that carries her hopes for the Triple Crown is born early while her grown children and helpmeets are away. When they return with news (her son has eloped with the family's cook and her daughter's husband abandoned her on a cruise) Nealy is furious as far as she's concerned, they were due home a week ago. "The horses always [come] first," sighs daughter Emmie. The multiple catastrophes strain plausibility, but the stalwart Michaels, whose plots are chock-full of dramatic tension, knows how to pull off the impossible. Nealy meets her match in her late husband's former law partner, Hatch Littletree, a larger-than-life Native American whose physical magnitude and considerable wealth is matched by his big heart and largess. The internecine family feuds, present and past not to mention the author's compulsion to fill in the blanks about the Thorntons and Colemans and their stormy histories takes away from the larger story about the developing relationship between Nealy and Hatch, and her endeavors toward a second Triple Crown sweep.

With Nealy, horses come first. So when her two grown children's irresponsible acts nearly cost her Shufly, the foal that carries all of her hopes for the Triple Crown, she throws them both off Blue Diamond Farm, an action that changes their future - and her own.

To the world, Nealy looks unbreakable. Inside, her heart has shattered. Estranged from her daughter Emmie and son Nick, she struggles alone to build her racing stables into the best in Kentucky - and Shufly into the horse of the century.

When Hatch Littletree, her ex-husband's law partner, pays an unexpected visit, he brings Nealy much-needed comfort. But he also brings turmoil. A tough Native American and a brilliant attorney, Hatch is determined to see Nealy heal the painful rift with her children. He's also a man Nealy cannot resist.

Raw with emotion, and yet filled with unstoppable energy, Nealy will stand strong in the face of bitter disappointments and one night of terror that could mean the end of her dreams...and maybe her life.
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30 years ago, teenage Nealy Coleman fled her family Virginia home with an illegitimate infant. Her father treated Nealy and her two brothers with abuse and contempt. Nealy has become successful in thoroughbred racing in Kentucky. She never sets foot back on family land, but she returns when her dad is dying. The story also follows her rift with her 2 grown children.
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Couldn't put this down till finished. Many plots and interesting intr family relationships happpening.

In the second book of the pererful series that reunites the beloved Coleman & Thorton families, Fern Michaels brings readers into the turbulent lives of a Kentucky horseracing clan headed by a woman of substance, nealy rides fast, loves hard, and lives with an appetite for winning no one can match.To the world Nealy appears unbreakable. Inside, her heart has shattered. Estranged from her daughter and son, she struggles alone to build her racing stables into the best in Kentucky.
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Second in a series, Michaels brings readers into the turbulent lives of a Kentucky horseracing clan headed by the incomparable Nealy Coleman Diamond.
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Love this series
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Nealy Diamond Clay is a famous jockey that owns and runs Blue Diamond Farms, a top horse racing farm in Kentucky.
Nealy's children, Nick and Emmie, had finaly convinced their mother to let them have a week off for vacation, which Nealy never had allowed. So when they both took an extra week off (without telling Nealy!) and one of the farm's mares had complications foaling, Nealy was angry. To her the horses came first, so she kicked them off the farm. Later in the book you find out that Nealy really kicked them out because deep down she knew knew that they would never create a life of their own if she didnt push them away from the comforts of Blue Diamond Farms.
Through this rough time, Nealy also meets up with her dead husband's best friend, Hatch, Nealy tries to fight it, but through it all she knows she has romantic feelings for Hatch.
Also, Nealy is entered to ride Shufly, her champion horse Flyby's son, in the Kentucky Derby. But Nealy is woman in her early fifties, and many people doubt her. Can she and Shufly win the triple crown races against all odds?
For awhile everything is great for Nealy. She is in love with Hatch, has reunited with her children, has had a good horse racing season, and has traveled the world with her new fiance. But can one dreadful night destroy everything for Nealy, and maybe even cost her life?
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My Mother-In-Law read this book and really enjoyed it.
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Great Series!!!
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Great book. Loved the horses.
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I liked this book mainly because it was about horses. It was a good read but she is not my usual type of reading.
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Liked the Book, good read
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Easy read!
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This series got me hooked...
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With Nealy Coleman Diamond, horses come first. So when her two grown children's irresponsible acts nearly cost her Shufly, the foal that carries all her hopes for the Triple Crown, she throws them both off Blue Diamond Farm, a decision that changes their future-and her own.

To the world, Nealy looks unbreakable. Inside, her heart has shatterd. Estranged from her daughter Emmie and son Nick, she struggles alone to build her racig stables int he best in Kentucky - and Shufly into the hores of the century.

When Hatch Littletree, her ex-husbankd's law partner, pays an unexpected visit, he brings Nealy much-needed comfort. But he also brings turmoil. A tough Native American and a brilliant attorney, Hatch is determined to see Nealy heal the painful rift with her children. He's also a man Nealy cannot resist.

Raw with emotion, and yet filled with an unstoppable energy, Nealy will face bitter disappointments, exhilariting triumphs, and a night of bloodcurdling terror-one that could mean the end of her dreams and maybe her life.
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Fern michaels is always a good read!
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great read!
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There are 3 books in this series. Each is a stand "alone story" with some of the same characters as in the other books. They may not be entirely accurate in horseriding skills, but they do have interesting relationships and lots of action.
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One of the best books by Fern Michaels.
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The indomitable Nealy Coleman Diamond Clay has her hands full: the foal that carries her hopes for the Triple Crown is born early while her grown children and helpmeets are away. When they return with news (her son has eloped with the family's cook and her daughter's husband abandoned her on a cruise) Nealy is furious as far as she's concerned, they were due home a week ago. "The horses always [come] first," sighs daughter Emmie. The multiple catastrophes strain plausibility, but the stalwart Michaels, whose plots are chock-full of dramatic tension, knows how to pull off the impossible. Nealy meets her match in her late husband's former law partner, Hatch Littletree, a larger-than-life Native American whose physical magnitude and considerable wealth is matched by his big heart and largess. The internecine family feuds, present and past not to mention the author's compulsion to fill in the blanks about the Thorntons and Colemans and their stormy histories takes away from the larger story about the developing relationship between Nealy and Hatch, and her endeavors toward a second Triple Crown sweep.
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Follows Nealy Coleman and her children and her future husband Hatch Littletree. Good reading and hard to put down.
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This is the first book in the Kentucky series of 3 books. It unites the Colemans of Texas and the Thorntons of Vegas. I became so involved with this families I felt they were my own!
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With Nealy Coleman Diamond, horses come first. So when her two grown children's irresponsible acts nearly cost her Shufly, the foal that carries all her hop0es for the Triple Crown, she throws them both off Blue Diamond Farm, a decision that changes their future--and her own. To the world, Nealy looks unbreakable. Inside, her heart has shattered. Estranged from her daughter Emmie and son Nick, she struggles alone to build her racing stables into the best in Kentucky--and Shufly into the horse of the century. When Hatch Littletree, her ex-husband's law partner, pays an unexpected visit, he brings nealy much-needed comfort. But he also brings turmoil. A tough Native American and a brilliant attourney, Hatch is determined to see Nealy heal the painful rift with her children. He's also a man Nealy cannot resist. Raw with emotion, and yet filled with an unstoppable energy, Nealy will face bitter desappointments, exhilarating triumphs, and a night of bloodcurdling terror--one that could mean the end of her dreams...and maybe her life.
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Second in the Kentucky Trilogy. Great storyline!
Others in the trilogy are:
Kentucky Rich
Kentucky Sunrise
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This is the first time I've read something like this. It reads like a soap opera, and is enjoyable with the dripping of information and "clues".
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Book #2 of Fern Michaels "Kentucky" trilogy. You become a part of the emotion, energy, disappointments, and triumphs of horses, racing, and love and family. Each book can stand alone, but the continued story is execellent.
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This is book #2 of a trilogy.
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Great book in a series about Nealy and Kentucky Horses
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With Nealy, horses come first.So when her 2 grown children's irresponsible acts nearly cost her her the foal that carries all her hopes for the Triple Crown, she throws them both off the farm, a decision that changes their future and her own.
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great reading
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Book two of Kentucky trilogy
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I love this series - it is good to read the Vegas and Texas to help understand this one. It ties them all together. Fern Michaels is a great writer.
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Loved it.
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I loved this book so much that I read it twice. It is worth your time.