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Warner, Feb 2003, 5.99, 400 pp.
ISBN: 0446610437

In Glendale, Connecticut, when her sister Colleen died, Kate Foley became the mother to her nephew Ben. Having no idea whom was Ben's father, Kate and her mother tell the lad that his dad died too. At the same time, Kate works hard to turn around the family horse farm.

A former boy friend of Colleen, Marty Lockwood visits the Foley residence when he recognizes Ben as the son of NY Yankee pitching great Daniel Montero. Marty tries to blackmail Daniel, who tells the odious man to get lost or face jail time because he plans to recognize his son if the lad proves to be his. Two years ago, Daniel suffered from the mumps leaving him unable to sire children so he feels Ben is a miracle. Daniel visits Ben and Kate, but though she is hostile towards his arrival, he falls in love with her. He wonders how he will persuade her that they belong together raising Ben as a family.

Fans of contemporary romance will enjoy Joan Wolf's delightful tale. Colleen and Daniel are superb lead characters who work hard to do the right thing for loved ones. Some readers will relish their efforts while others will feel they are too perfect. However, it is in their nurturing lies the dilemma as both want to be full time in Ben's life yet not hurt the lad. Ms. Wolf provides a charmer for her myriad of fans.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   both sides claim kid(s)    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   sports figure Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   mostly dialog

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