"A romantic's romance"
After spending almost three full days without any
sleep because of a control problem with a deep space
mission, lonely Hank Whitcomb decides to quit NASA.
Following graduation from Southern California and fourteen
years as an engineer at the space agency, Hank returns to
Maple Hill, Massachusetts seeking to regain his lost spark
When he sees his high school girlfriend for the first
in all these years, Hanks knows why he could never
emotionally connect with the women he dated. He still
loves Jackie Bourgeois, now the mayor of his small town.
He has to persuade Jackie that they belong together as
adults. However, Jackie has a secret that she has kept
from the only man she ever loved along with a pair of new
dilemmas. She believes either one will end her only chance
for happiness with Hank once he learns either truth.
MAN WITH A MISSION is an exciting contemporary romance
starring two wonderful lead characters and a charming
support cast. The story line goes as expected for a
category yet seems warm and fresh because Muriel Jensen
makes the relationship between Hank and Jackie feel real.
That element engages the audience from start to finish, as
the readers will want the lead duo to work out their
differences even as things look bleak. Ms. Jensen has
written an engaging tale that draws the audience into
caring what happens to those citizens of Maple Hill.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 21, 2001