"enjoyable contemporary romance"
Though over a year has passed since her beloved husband
David died, leaving her alone with two "adult"
preadolescent sons, Kate Chilton still misses him after
fourteen years together. At a party, she meets business
mogul Randall Johnson, who invites her to dinner, but Kate
declines, as she feels disloyal and not ready to date.
Her memory of David undergoes a paradigm switch when an
architectural partner of her late spouse drops off papers.
Among the documents is a love letter from a Sylvia
to "Dearest David" that was obviously more than a one-night
stand. Hurt, but needing to move on, Kate agrees to go out
with Randall for one night before she revives her
engineering career. However, neither the playboy nor the
soccer mom is ready for how deep is their love will become.
This debut tale is an enjoyable contemporary romance
starring a delightful lead female character struggling with
a rainbow of emotions though Sylvia's letter makes it to
easy for Kate to move on with her life. The support cast
especially her children, her best friend, and Randall (even
if his actions seem too heavy-handed) enable the audience
to understand the feelings that are pounding at Kate's
heart and brain. Nancy Herkness will be around for quite
awhile if this tale is any indication of her writing skills.
Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted July 25, 2003