"A good realistic romance"
After a two-year engagement, Erin Hanson breaks up with
her boyfriend when he once again delays their wedding. More
important to Erin than a breakup with her boyfriend is the
need for someone to stay with beloved her Gran who suffered
a mild heart attack. Erin quits her job as a loan manager
in Seattle to return to her home in Hainesville to stay
with her beloved Gran.
Worried about the behavior of his twelve year old going
on adulthood daughter Miranda, Nick Dalton leaves the Los
Angeles fire department to accept a job in Hainesville,
Washington. There Nick and Erin meet and both feel the
attraction between them. As they become better acquainted,
Erin learns she is pregnant carrying her former fiancee's
child. Nick feels déjà vu has struck him because he doubts
that he sired Miranda. Though he loves Erin, Nick
struggles to cope with fathering someone else's child.
The story line of CHILD OF HIS HEART is an engaging
relationship drama that plays out on several levels besides
the obvious one between the lead couple. Though the plot
over emphasizes small town living at the expense of urban
dwelling, the characters are likable (with one exception),
charming, and seem authentic. That critical genuine spin
turns Joan Kirby's multi-layered relationship drama into an
entertaining reading experience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 25, 2001