|Plot Summary of Kentucky Sunrise|
Kensington, Oct 2002, 24.00, 304 pp.
Nealy Clay Littletree accompanied by her new husband Hatch, returns to Blue Diamond Farms, currently run by her daughter Emmie Coleman. However, Nealy is disappointed with the poor conditions of the horse farm and appalled over the thoroughbred chosen to represent Blue Diamond at the Derby. Being a half owner along with Emmie, Nealy begins efforts to invigorate Blue Diamond into her the operation.
Emmie resents her mother's cavalier attitude and interference. A rivalry that somewhat existed before Nealy's arrival with Emmie trying to outdo her mother's success explodes into full war between the two relatives. Ultimately, the business cannot go on like this and a final confrontation between mother and daughter over who runs Blue Diamond is imminent with their personal relationship on the line as well.
The final tale of Fern Michaels' Kentucky trilogy is an exciting relationship drama that focuses on the poignancy of two women who love one another yet perhaps love the farm more. This leads to an unhealthy competition for top dog (horse?) in what may prove to be a destructive relationship if they are not more sensitive to the other's feelings. The story line is typical of Ms. Michaels' extended Texas-Vegas-Kentucky orb and many of the same characters appear in this novel adding to the enjoyment of fans, but also takes a trots down a surprising track.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Kentucky Sunrise|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Life of a profession:
- businessman, big
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Deep South
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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