After years of putting up with her husbands infidelities, Caitlin Keneally Claiborne has finally had enough. Caitlin packs it in and returns home to Kilcullen, Ireland with her children Ben and Annie. Besides her children and her pride, Caitlin also brings her pregnant champion breeder mare, Kentucky Gold. She plans to start her own stables with Kentucky Gold.

Brian Hennessy is a self-made man whose gift with horses has let him rise through the ranks to become the head of the Curragh Stud Farm.

Caitlin is stabling Kentucky Gold at the farm, and Brian and Caitlin meet during the birth of Irish Gold. When her custody dispute over both the Claiborne children and the horses threatens to turn very nasty, Caitlin will need the support and friendship Brian has to offer. There is more going on in her estranged husbands affairs than first meets the eye.

Using the beautiful Irish countryside as a backdrop, gifted writer Jeanette Baker delivers an engrossing tale of treachery and secrets. In this life we all may have secrets to hide. (Aug., 371 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith