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Friday, March 02, 2007


I'm back. Did you miss me? My DSL was down for not quite 3 days, but it was really bad timing. You should see my in-box and my to-do list. Not going to go back and do a Thursday Thirteen or Booking Through Thursday late--I'll just start up again next week.

**** Entranced by Nora Roberts. Contemporary paranormal romance. Re-read.

This is the second book in the series about the magical Donovan family.

PI Mel Sutherland's best friend's baby has been kidnapped, and she's doing everything she can to help find the baby, but with no success. Her friend is understandably desperate, and decides to consult clairvoyant Sebastian Donovan for help.

Sebastian has just finished helping the police with a gruesome, draining case, and would like nothing better than some peace and quiet to recover his equilibrium. But the anxious mother combined with "something" about Mel convinces him otherwise.

Here's where the book loses me. Mel is adamant that her friend not consult the psychic. I don't get it, and I don't think it's explained very well in the book. I understand completely not believing, and not thinking it'll help, but the woman's child is missing. If it were my friend, whatever gets her through this, gives her a little hope, or a minute's reassurance, I'd be all for it, even if it were dancing in a fountain with a teddy bear. If Sebastian had come to them, or even if he were charging her outrageous fees, I could understand her cautioning her friend about charlatans trying to take advantage. But neither is the case.

It took me a while to get over my irritation with that, but the mystery part of the story made up for it eventually--or rather the police procedural part, though it was a PI and a clairvoyant rather than police. Once they started working together, Mel and Sebastian made a good team, and I enjoyed watching them track and catch the kidnappers. The romance between them was rather predictable, but nice, and Mel's going from skepticism to belief wasn't quite as much fun as Nash's in the previous Donovan story.

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Darla - of course we miss ya, well I did :) I hope you make through it all with your DSL, and that you're back up in plenty time :)
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