Friday, March 30, 2007
Reclaiming Nick, by Susan May Warren
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award winning author SUSAN MAY WARREN recently returned home to her native Minnesota after serving for eight years with her husband and four children as missionaries with SEND International in Far East Russia. She now writes full time from Minnesota's north woods. Visit her Web site at www.susanmaywarren.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
RECLAIMING NICK is the first of The Noble Legacy series. Book Two, Taming Rafe, will be available January 2008. Book Two, begins the story of younger brother Rafe Noble.
Nick Noble, the oldest son, left home ten years ago after a fight with his father, blood brother and high school sweetheart. Breaking all hearts in the quake of his own from loosing his mother to cancer. His family's pleas to return home never stopped him from drifting. His college education and army experience led him to police work and there he help convict an innocent man. He quit and ended up working in a diner.
His father's death and the will bring Nick home, the prodigal son after the father has died, and he can only stand over his grave and ask for forgiveness. The cattle ranch, the Silver Buckle, his sister runs alone and she greeted Nick with open-arms. She is disappointed to hear Nick reason for return was revenge towards his best friend and blood brother, Cole.
Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder, and she’s out to get revenge. She stops by the diner to get a look at this bully and makes plans to follow him to the ranch as there new cook. She doesn't know how to make toast let alone cook for 30 people on the open range, yet she hires on.
Piper's life and body bear the scars of abuse. Her brother had taken beatings from their father by stepping in to protect her. He had always been there for her. She did not visit him in prison, now she wants to make it up to him by getting him justice against Nick. She now knows her brother is innocent after five years in prison because another man confessed to the crime. She is sorry she has not been there for her brother, and that when her mother and she left the abusive relationship, they left him behind with his father. She had feared he had become like the man that had raised him.
As Nick seeks to overturn his father’s will--and Piper digs for answers--family secrets surface that send Nick’s life into a tailspin. Piper realized Nick is a noble man as the Noble name he bears. Piper finds secrets and the man who’s out to take the Silver Buckle from the Noble family. He’ll stop at nothing--even murder--to make it happen.
If you would like to hear more about Nick, he has his own blog. Also, the first chapter is there...http://susanmaywarren.typepad.com/meetnick/
A good story not a great book. Read this author, I think she has a great book in her. She needs to tighten her plot and follow implications of her characters closer and she will soar above entertaining story to great suspence and romantic novel. A good read not to be missed, but this author has more potential then even this book, clearly.