Silks and Sand is an entertaining read that moves quickly toward its target; successfully balancing the difficulty of saving a family heritage and the resolution of romantic strife and saving a marriage and the family.
The characters carry the tension and dynamic of the situation to a successful conclusion. It is an adult book written for mature audiences. The author aspires to entertain and succeeds in that endeavor.
Reviewed by: Mike Mullins (2014)
Contemporary soft-erotic romance. 2014 MWSA Bronze Medal winner.
Racing horses and racing hearts; it’s all part of the Stoddard dynasty. Evan Stoddard inherited an age-old farm in the heart of Kentucky horse country. He’s a winner in many respects: along with a winning smile, he is a winner with horses and with love. His best trophy is his beautiful wife, Suzanne. However, his winning ways will be upturned with the arrival of a new horse, War Monger, and a female jockey named Ginger, who sends every man on the farm into a tailspin, and sends Evan's marriage into a downward spiral.
Tom Christmas is Evan’s trainer and right-hand man. When Ginger lays eyes on Tom, she finds him very much to her liking and hotly pursues him. They gallop headlong into a wild, passionate relationship. Suzanne, however, believes Evan is having an affair with Ginger, and leaves him. Evan desperately needs to find his winning ways again.