Thursday, May 21, 2015

Suddenly a Father - Michelle Major

Suddenly a Father
Michelle Major
Harlequin Special Edition, May 19 2015, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373658909

A few days ago, emotionally and financially battered Millie Spencer arrived at the house of her half-sister Olivia Travers.  Without a question asked of her sibling, Olivia and her husband Logan welcome distraught Millie into their Crimson, Colorado home. 

A few days later, they send her to help Logan’s brother, Miles of Medicine humanitarian globetrotting surgeon Dr. Jake Travers take care of his weeping four year old daughter Brooke.  Two months ago, Brooke’s mother Stacy told Jake he sired a child just before she died in the same Haitian earthquake that left him injured.  Blowing away his annoying visitor as a child selling cookies or something until Brooke stops crying while insisting Millie is a real-life fairy; Jake realizes she is a sprite of a woman even if she is Tinker Bell’s glittering BFF.  As the trio shimmers into a loving family, the two adults hesitate telling each other how they feel for fear of losing what they already have.

This Crimson, Colorado contemporary is a fabulous family drama starring three hurting individuals finding love heals most wounds.  The at-times humorous but mostly serious relationships between father and daughter, and that of nanny and daughter bring freshness to the overused premise of a man unaware he sired a child while also prevailing over the connection between the two adults.

Harriet Klausner

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