True Betrayals Book Summary and Study Guide

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Kelsey has things bad enough as her divorce is finalized, but when she learns the mother she thought was dead was really in prison for murder, things get worse. She causes a family feud when she goes to Virginia to meet her mother. While there she falls in love with Gabe, her handsome neighbor, and begins to forge a relationship with her long lost mother.
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As Kelsey and Gabe get closer, they are suddenly thrown in the center of investigations, along with Naomi, her mother, when two men and a horse are killed. Kelsey learns to accept who she is and finds her place in the horse racing world she now lives in, and together she and Gabe set out to prove how her mother only killed in self-defense.
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Kelsey Byden discovers, after years of thinking otherwise, that her mother is alive, and has spent said years in prison. Furious, Kelsey confronts her father and leaves for a trip to meet this woman that had been cut from her life. There, Kelsey discovers an entirely new world--the horse world, and she gets sucked in. She finds her mother isn't so bad, and she finds Gabe--the gambling neighbor and their competition. And while they are becoming involved, bad things start happening. Accidents with jockeys and workers and the horses themselves that bring back memories of twenty years before when Kelsey's mother had been in the same position, only her lover had ended up dead, and she'd wound up in prison. Kelsey and Gabe rush to find out what's going on...and stumble upon the truth of what happened years ago.
The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah

A young woman is reunited with her mother after believing her mom was dead, but in truth wrongfully imprisoned. Her mother lives on a horse racing farm and has a next door neighbor whom the main character falls for. Uncovering the truth of the crime from 20 years past is a main goal.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Sports training/competing story    -   Yes Sport:    -   Horsie sports

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   gambler Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scholar Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of animal care

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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