"A delightful read"
Suffering from manic depression, Nina Lane could not
cope with her sudden fame as a must read science fiction
writer. Nina commits suicide three months after she gives
birth to Tess. Her maternal grandparents raise the infant
as far way from the Nina nonsense as possible.
About twenty-four years later with her grandparents who
raised her dead and feeling all alone, Tess decides to find
out about her maternal heritage. She returns to her birth
town of Fleur-de-lis, Kansas where she decides to open up a
coffee and gift shop. Ned Ravenal sees his dreams about to
occur as he leads the excavation of the Western Settler, a
riverboat that sunk in the Missouri in 1857, but because of
a river shift is currently buried under a corn field. When
Ned and Tess meet, an attraction transpires between them.
Since both are preoccupied and neither able to see the
flying sparks between them, a relationship appears doubtful
even if they fall in love.
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS has all that fans of Kathleen
Gilles Seidel expect with the novel containing strong
prose, deep characters, and a powerful story line.
However, this reviewer feels discontented in spite of a
well-written book because the plot focuses on Tess' needs
to discover the essence of her mother rather than the more
fascinating Western Settler (past and present) as its core
theme. Still, you can't always get what you want and Ms.
Seidel does provide fans with a powerful emotion-laden
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 3, 2002