Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The M.D.'s Secret Daughter-Jacqueline Diamond

The M.D.'s Secret Daughter

Jacqueline Diamond

Harlequin American, Sep 4 2012, $5.25

ISBN: 9780373754243

When they lived in Texas Nurse Jan Garcia never told her former fiancé Dr. Zack Sargent that she kept their child rather than give her up for adoption when he accepted false allegations about her that led to his ending their relationship. In Southern California, a widower raising his third grade stepdaughter Berry, Zack is shocked to see Jan at the elementary school with apparently her daughter whom he assumed she adopted; though he knew worked at Safe Harbor as he now does too. In fact he is unaware that seven years old Kimmie is his.

Before she can tell him the truth, he realizes her Kimmie is his. As they struggle to deal with the needs of their respective daughters with the truth, Jan and Zack remain in love, but she distrusts him and he feels betrayed.

The fully developed cast (including two kittens) makes for an engaging Safe Harbor Medical family drama (see The Detective's Accidental Baby). Although the theme has been used too often and The M.D.'s Secret Daughter never veers from the linear path, fans will enjoy this fun tale.

Harriet Klausner

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