"A good read"
In 1895 Kathleen "Kitty" MacKenzie knows it is time to
leave her universe, her family's Triple M Ranch after two
years of mourning the loss of her beloved husband Ted.
Kitty travels to Dallas where she learns from a family
member that Jared Fraser needs a governess for his twin
daughters Jennifer and Rebecca as he recuperates from
injuries sustained in India. Though not confident she can
do the job as she lacks experience, Kitty sees it as a way
to make money without imposing on anyone. Through her
relatives, she obtains the position.
The twins initially try to run her off without success,
but they reassess their agenda as they begin to love Kitty
like a mother. She returns their feelings, but wonders why
Jared remains so aloof towards his darling impish
daughters. As Jared and Kitty also fall in love, she
concludes that she must help him with his depression, the
machinations of his ex-wife, and her belief that father and
daughters need each other.
Kitty, Jared, and the siblings are wonderful characters
whose interrelationships make for a powerful western
romance. On the other hand, the ex-wife is too
Machiavellian to be believable as a viable threat. Still,
in her latest MACKENZIES: JARED, Ana Leigh provides an
amusing yet serious western romantic relationship drama
that fans of the series and the sub-genre will find
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 26, 2002