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Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Best Sellers; Indian Summer of the Heart / Banker
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Best Sellers Indian Summer of the Heart / Banker Author:Daisy Newman, Dick Francis Indian Summer of the Heart by Daisy Newman — When Oliver Otis, a seventy-eight-year-old widower, fell in love, the realization shook him to the core. What was he to do about it? The daily silences of his Quaker faith, which usually brought him insight, failed to enlighten him now. — He longed to unburden his heart . . . . But his daughter, Heather... more », far away in England, would never understand. And Peter and Serenity Holland, who shared his Rhode Island farm, had all they could cope with, trying to build separate careers while caring for their three-year-old son. That left Loveday Mead herself, and Oliver dared not imagine her reaction. She was a younger woman, after all - seventy-two, to be exact - and a former college dean. What would she want with a simple farmer?
A radiant, sensitive love story that celebrates old-fashioned values in the modern world.
Banker by Dick Francis
"It's a beautiful day for racing," young banker Tim Ekaterin remarks at the Royal Ascot meeting. Seated in a flower-filled box, enjoying strawberries, champagne and the company of elegant guest, Tim finds the afternoon a delight. Especially when a spectacular colt named Sandcastle makes Tim and his friends all winners.
But the end of the splendid day holds a grim surprise: one of the guests is assaulted by a young man with a knife, and only Tim's quick thinking averts tragedy.
What had happened? Who was the assailant? Not until months later, when a horse breeder applies to Tim's bank for a multimillion-dollar loan to by the wondrous Sandcastle, does Tim begin to find the answers. As his routine credit investigations lead him deep into the racetrack world, he discovers that fraud and murder can be as much a part of racing as swift horses, lucky bets and glittering boxes at Ascot.« less