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Let's Play Ball by Linda Gould
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Let's Play Ball (edition 2010)

by Linda Gould

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Miranda is a bright, attractive woman with an important government job, a nice home, and a prominent lawyer husband. Her fraternal twin sister, Jessica, is a sportswriter who has spent years sacrificing her social life and conventional career prospects to establish a magazine. Jessica's publication has finally caught on after she receives renown for an article she writes about local baseball star Manny Chavez and his perilous journey back to his native Cuba to retrieve his abducted son. Jessica, now engaged to Manny, invites Miranda, her husband, and their parents to join her in a luxury suite to watch the hometown Washington Filibusters take on their archrivals, the Florida Keys, in a championship game. As they are wined and dined by the team owner, Miranda envies her sister's seemingly perfect life and faces the reality that her own is a facade. But when the forces of revenge and corporate greed catch up to the perfect couple and blow their world apart, Miranda is suddenly thrust into a world of international politics. Let's Play Ball dramatizes the struggles of two ambitious sisters against the backdrops of immigration, global conflict, and the nation's pastime.… (more)
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Title:Let's Play Ball
Authors:Linda Gould
Info:iUniverse (2010), Paperback, 248 pages
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Let's Play Ball by Linda Gould

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I wanted to read this book because I love baseball. It is the story of two sisters, who are both ambitious but quite different. Miranda has a government job and is married to a lawyer. Her sister, Jessica is a sportswriter who is engaged to Manny Chavez who plays ball for the Washington Filibusters. These two sisters love each other and the national pastime, but they are thrown into international politics which threatens to damage their relationship. In addition, Miranda has been involved with a ballplayer which threatens her marriage.

Gould uses the backdrop of baseball as these two sisters realize more deeply what they value most. Jessica is willing to stand by her man as he is kidnapped to Cuba and she follows him there and marries him. Miranda suddenly finds out she is pregnant by her ballplayer friend but realizes she wants to make things work with her husband who has had his own affair.

This book at times reads like a thriller with issues of immigration, threats of global conflict and the world of international politics. The characters are real and the sisters likeable. Baseball is the backdrop for the novel but you will enjoy this book even if you are not a fan of the game. ( )
  janimar | Jun 24, 2010 |
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