Gideon First feels his life will begin as soon as he
marries his beloved Lupe Amorado. He is so in love, Gideon
looks forward to helping Lupe raise her two preadolescent
children, Miguelito and Tersita.
Everything changes when attorney Cavanaugh Pike informs
Gideon that he has been named in a will as the biological
father of fourteen month old Janna by a former girl friend
who recently died in a car accident. Gideon knows he
practiced safe sex and though time-wise Janna could be his,
he insists on taking a paternity test. Gideon hides and
then lies to Lupe for fear she will not marry him. When
she learns the truth she is hurt by his actions, but even
more so when he leans towards not raising Janna. However,
one look at his baby changes his mind, but he wonders how
to persuade Lupe to add a third child to the family.
K. N. Casper always provides a captivating romance
especially with her First Family of Texas contemporary
series. Her newest entry, GIDEON'S BABY, is a strong
relationship drama. The story line hooks the audience from
the start as Gideon goes through a metamorphose starting
with denial converting into fear and finally into love.
Though why he thinks he can hide the truth from Lupe seems
inconceivable, he remains a wonderfully flawed lead
protagonist. Lupe is quite a person and the support cast
especially her children and Janna's grandparents provide
insight into the lead couple helping to turn Ms. Casper's
latest novel into a first rate tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 24, 2001