Chelsea Kane always realizes that she was adopted but her
family didn't want her to know anything about her
biological parents. They destroyed all the records. When
her mother dies, her lawyer gives to Chelsea an envelope
postmarked Norwich Notch, New Hampshire. Before she makes
the decision to go to the town of her birth, she makes
love with her best friend and business partner Carl Harper.
She becomes pregnant but before she can tell Carl, he
informs her he is marrying the woman who is carrying his
twins. Needing a place to escape to and wanting to find
out about her biological roots, Chelsea moves to the small
conservative village of her birth, buys into a business
and meets Judd Streeter who is Chelsea's foreman on the
quarry site. While the two fight their growing feelings
for one another, someone in town attempts to scare her
into leaving, going so far as trying to run her over
and burning down her home.
It has been over eleven years since THE PASSIONS OF
CHELSEA KANE was published but classics such as this stand
the test of time and remain a strong read when reprinted.
The relationship between the heroine and her love is so
dynamic and explosive, sparks fly off the pages. The
townsfolk are an interesting group who give color and
atmosphere to the plot and demonstrate that even in a
small hamlet, there remains a huge gap between the classes.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 6, 2003