"A nice reading experience"
Helen and Walter Chamberlain raised their niece Alexandra
after the deaths of the girl's parents. Unlike her
parents, her guardians taught Alex that one must always be
professional and work harder than anyone else does if one
is to succeed. Alex adheres to that guidance as she kills
herself in order to make her uncle proud of her
accomplishments while working for his company, developers
of luxury resorts.
Alex is investigating Restalline, Pennsylvania as the
possible next sight of a WEC Management development
property. She must buy land, but a key player Dr. Nick
Androvich, who recently returned home a widower with an eight-
year-old son, rejects her development project. As Alex and
Nick argue over progress they fall in love leading to the
dilemma of deciding between a chance for a lifetime of
happiness and her life's goal to please her uncle.
SIMPLE RICHES is a simplistic contemporary romance that
stays on the critical path of the interesting story line,
which makes for a deep look at a character struggling with
opposite pulls. Alex is the novel as she internally
battles between her duty to her family, business, and a
lifetime of lessons vs. her love for Nick, his child, and
the townsfolk. The secondary cast is a strong group that
includes Nick who though obviously important and in most
scenes is an impetus to the emotional turmoil of the
heroine. This is a strong tale by a powerful author who
keeps the plot uncomplicated yet lucid and engaging.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 19, 2002