"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.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted July 25, 2003


The soccer mom and the CEO.

Widowed a year ago, Kate Chilton is holding things together for the sake of her two young sons. Memories of her happy marriage keep her strong until she discovers that her dead husband had a shocking secret.

Randall Johnson clawed his way to the top of the ladder of success from a dirt-poor childhood in rural Texas. Now the CEO of his own corporation, he has no time for women with baggage...until he meets Kate.

As Kate's world disintegrates around her, she has to decide if Randall can help her build a bridge to her future...or if he's just one more wrecking ball in her life.

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A Bridge to Love
by Nancy Herkness

Berkley Pub Group
August 1, 2003
ISBN #0425191265
304 pages
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