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LOVER’S KNOT
EMILIE RICHARDS
ISBN #: (10) 0-7783-2466-4/ (13) 978-0-7783-2466-9
June 2007
Mira/Harlequin
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3B 3K9
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
552 Pages
Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Kendra Taylor has recently survived a near fatal carjacking, and the driven journalist has decided to slow down and reevaluate her life and her marriage. Lately her husband’s career has become more important than anything else, including her.

Isaac Taylor feels guilty about not getting to the drug store in time to prevent his wife’s attack. A difficult childhood makes it hard for him to open up to people, including Kendra. He definitely does not wish their marriage to end, but does not know what to do about it.

A near fatal carjacking sends Kendra to Tom’s River to recover and reassess her life. While there she discovers much about her husband’s birth family and the tragedy that overshadowed his grandmother’s life.

This is a multilayered tale that you should not read too quickly. It is not only Kendra and Isaac’s tale, but also Leah and Jesse Spurlock’s. The Spurlock's eviction from Lock Hollow to make way for a park parallels Isaac’s quest to save Pallatine Mountain from development. In fact, there are many parallels between the generations. Kendra has a strong need for a home and has decided to make hers in Isaac’s grandmother’s old cabin. Isaac has very mixed feelings about his family, having been adopted by a brutal man who really did not want to raise another’s son. He is angry with the family who gave him up, but is soon sucked into Kendra’s quest to find out what happened to Leah before she moved to the area, and that is quite a story. The subplot of Kendra’s sister and her own less than nurturing upbringing reveals quite a lot about her character also. This is an engrossing tale that I savored slowly.

Maura
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