Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Pink Heart Picks Book Club - A Mother's Wedding Day
After a bit of a backstory in chapter one of A Mother's Secret, things get moving once we get Max and Andrea together in Chapter Two. The plot centres around Max's father Steve, who enters rehab for alcoholism. As the story progresses, Andrea falls for Max all over again and together they sort out the what's what of Max's parents' divorce and how Andrea played an unwitting part. I liked how they joined forces. And I liked how Max was willing to do whatever it took to be there for Andrea - even travel around the world to find her daughter.
The daughter's story is up next with A Daughter's Discovery. Samantha, on the search for her paternal grandparents, encounters Alaskan Ranger Jake. Jake's hot. We get that right away. And the way I like my heroes, too - a little rumpled and dusty. His father is also Sam's late father's best friend. Sam finds what she's looking for in Craig, Alaska - a family she never knew she had. But there are things missing. Like knowing she's falling in love with Jake even though things stand in their way. And like reconciling with her mother, who kept the existence of Sam's grandparents a secret. I also liked the use of Mother Nature throwing her weight around. Sam is still traumatized from a tsunami that struck while she was in the Maldives. And the glamour I mentioned? Well, Sam also treks to Africa and then to Antarctica. Exciting!
The ending is lovely, tying up the loose ends, tying both stories together, and with hopes for the future.
So what did you think? I'm looking forward to chatting with you in the comments! Rumour has it Rebecca is going to drop by too. If you have any questions for the authors, now's your chance!
And of course, now it's time to announce the May pick. This one is also a little special, because not only are you getting reads from bestselling authors, you're supporting wonderful causes. Harlequin's MORE THAN WORDS program is a great endeavour - you can read all about it HERE. This year's volume includes stories by Harlequin favourites Joan Johnston, Robyn Carr, Christina Skye, Rochelle Alers and Maureen Child. WOW!
We'll be coming back here on MAY 25 to chat about the stories. If you haven't joined in so far, this would be a great time - not only a great selection of authors to discover but a chance to support a wonderful program.
Synchronize your watches - see you here on the 25th!