Love Spell, Jul 2002, 5.99, 351 pp.
Her former husband Jim Leigh demanded DNA testing of their child though Hadleigh Charmaine has never had any other lover. The test result shocks them when Dr. Manubay informs them that neither one are the biological parents of Samantha. Jim wants to sue the hospital for giving them the wrong baby while Hadleigh wants the nightmare to go away as she loves the child that she has raised by herself. Dr. Manubay tells them that he must report the mistake to County central Hospital.
Hollywood star Treet Miller loves his daughter whom he has raised by himself. Her “mother” Cheyenne Windsor wanted nothing to do with the baby, vowing that Treet would not get her either. When he learns the news Treet, like Hadleigh, refuses to give up the child he raised alone, but has a need to meet his biological offspring. As the adults struggle with the switch, they fall in love, but Hadleigh remembers the portrait Cheyenne painted of Treet. Adding to the confusion is that Cheyenne has returned stirring up further misconceptions.
The writing team of Sheridon Smythe avoids clichés while relating a tale of love on several levels within a story line that grips the reader as soon as Dr. Manubay announces the DNA results though why Jim insisted on the test is beyond the comprehension of this reviewer. The lead couple and their children are delightful cast members, but neither one of their former partners contains a redeeming characteristic. Still THOSE BABY BLUES provides the audience with a deeply ardent tale of love.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner