Mira, Jan 18 2011, $7.99
In Montana, the three Shade sisters bury their rancher dad Andrew. Their late dad’s lawyer gives them a video to watch. Andrew explains that he loved his three daughters but that none of the trio is his offspring and they are not sisters by blood.
The deceased rancher informs Maria he adopted her when she was four years old after she witnessed her prostitute mother’s murder; Maria heads to Tulsa in search of justice for her mom. In Oklahoma, Maria meets detective Bodie Scott, who agrees to help her solve the two decade old homicide. Neither is aware that the killer knows Maria is in town and preparing to have the daughter join her mother.
Although once the three Shade siblings learn the truth about their respective ancestry, the linear story line focuses on Maria’s attempts to uncover who killed her mom. She and Bodie make a wonderful pairing as they fall in love while investigating the cold case homicide. Though there are no twists or stunners in this entertaining romantic suspense, fans will look forward to the next Searchers seeking her Blood Ties.