Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Mother’s Heart-Sharon Sala, Isabel Sharpe and Linda Cardillo

A Mother’s Heart
Sharon Sala, Isabel Sharpe and Linda Cardillo
Harlequin, Apr 2009, $5.99
ISBN: 9780373837311s

“The Promise” by Sharon Sala. In Azalea, Tennessee on Sammy’s eighth birthday, his single mom Liberty is injured in a car accident. While his mom heals in the hospital, Sammy seeks his unknown father Sam using the web to help him.

“You Belong to Me” by Isabel Sharpe. Suffering from stress that borders on burnout, executive Maggie visits her biological mom Clara who gave her up at birth only to find her first love Grant lives next door.

“A Daughter's Journey” by Linda Cardillo. Reporter Melanie takes her adopted daughter Tien, whom she rescued back in 1975 when she was Newsweek and her child was an infant, back to her birth place then called Saigon to meet the child’s family. To her delightful shock, Melanie meets Dr. Phil, who was her lover back in Nam in 1975.

These are three strong tales of various relationships tied together by love. Especially poignant is A Daughter’s Journey as the contrasts of Vietnam is incredible.

Harriet Kausner

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