Pryor "Cig" Blackwood is a middle-aged widow who plays her many roles in life-mother, realtor, horse-farm proprietor and master of the local foxhunt-with simple aplomb and wit. Life hasn't been too much fun, however, since Cig's husband died a year ago-and it gets a lot grimmer when, during a foxhunt, Cig learns that he died naked in her sister's bed. Moments after that revelation, however, she's flung back into Colonial Virginia. There, she's accepted as the twin sister, newly arrived from England, of one of her ancestors, and learns much about the meaning of community and family. She also attracts two dynamic men, one of whom she beds, who fight each another for her affections. Then Cig is thrown back into the present, where she uses her newfound wisdom to reintegrate her life. Feisty heroine, vivid period detail and well-turned plot twists.
This book is a fast read and is really great.
Really a great story. Funny and very moving.
A terrific story of the hunt, life, and friendship.
One of Rita Mae's best....set in Virginia's horse country...fast paced and funny!
Probably my favorite stand-alone Rita Mae Brown. The storyline keeps you guessing, and the humor absolutely sparkles.