"A fine romance"
Divorced and a former rising architectural superstar, Holly
Fairfield knows how fast one can fall from grace. To save
her collapsed career she has relocated from Seattle to San
Francisco where her brother, fresh from being fired from
corporate America, joins her. Holly feels she has gotten
her break when surprisingly Daniel East hires her to
renovate the family's landmark restaurant The Cutty House.
Daniel's uncle, aunt and cousin are stunned when they are
introduced to Holly. She later learns that she is the
doppelganger of Ryan's deceased fiancée Nina who died a
decade ago in an automobile accident with everyone blaming
him for her death. As Holly and Ryan fall in love, she
believes he still loves Nina, not yet understanding the
dysfunctional interrelationships between his family members.
Though the coincidence of a near perfect look alike seems
stretched even if everyone has been told they look like so
and so, fans will appreciate this thrilling romantic
suspense. The story line is interesting as the truth of
what happened to Nina begins to surface. A secondary
romance augments the prime plot and hopefully will turn
fruitful in a sequel, as the seeds of a delightful tale
have been planted. Readers will enjoy Olga Bicos' fine
tale of destructive family secrets.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 8, 2003