"An amiable contemporary romance"
Since she was twelve when her parents divorced and her
mother started her many relationships with other men, Sarah
Lennox had a master plan for her own life. First she would
graduate from college, which she did. Then she would have
a career, which she has as a Home Economics teacher.
Finally, she would marry and two years later have
children. Currently, she is engaged to the principal of
her school. However, four home pregnancy-tests later, in
spite of practicing safe sex, Sarah realizes she is
pregnant. When she tells her fiancÚ, he informs her he is
leaving for a new job in California, ends their engagement,
and implies she should rid herself of the unborn.
Stunned Sarah receives a letter from her curmudgeon
Uncle Ward inviting her to come see him. Realizing that
the summer she spent as a thirteen year old at his home in
Firefly Glen was her happiest, she decides to visit him.
There she meets former secret service agent and current
sheriff Parker Tremaine. As she defends her beloved uncle
in the middle of an ice festival battle, she falls in love
with Parker, who reciprocates her deepest feelings.
WINTER BABY is an amiable contemporary romance that
warms the wintry weather of the upstate New York location
of the plot. The tale is a relationship drama played on
several levels, not just the lead couple even as their love
shines throughout the novel. Though the principal is too
villainous, Parker, Sarah, and the locals are likable
characters that enable readers to enjoy Kathleen O'Brien's
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 17, 2001