"A good finale to the Shannon Sisters trilogy."
Though he has a wife and child, Rod acts more like a
daredevil teenager who simply won't grow up. His attitude
forces his spouse Maureen Shannon to make all the difficult
parenting and economic decisions that leads to the
alienation between mother and daughter. Rod takes the
ultimate plunge of irresponsibility when he dies dashing
down the Andes Mount Aconcagua. Following his death
Maureen worries about her child's health, poor performance
in school, and the need for them to spend more quality time
together. Holly fails to appreciate the stability Maureen
provides to her. Maureen fails to appreciate Holly's
grieving her father's loss, ignoring the one-year
anniversary of his death. A desperate Maureen relocates
them to her hometown of Canmore to be near her family.
To keep his business Grizzly Peaks afloat, Jake Hartman
needs capital and has learned Maureen is a prospective
investor. He tries to persuade her to invest in his heli-
skiing business, but she remains reluctant because she
believes he is just a Rod clone. As they fall in love, she
sees his caring compassionate nature and he notices her
vulnerability, but will she reach out to Jake?
The final Shannon Sisters novel, A LASTING PROPOSAL,
answers the questions from the two previous books while
providing the audience with an entertaining romance.
Maureen is an interesting person who learns that caring
responsible supermoms can have fun with their children
too. Jake is a goop (gorgeous, honest, and often pitiful)
that readers will either laugh at or smack. Still
Maureen's tale is a fine conclusion to C.J. Carmichael's
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 28, 2002