Monday, May 31, 2010

An Honorable Man

An Honorable Man by Darlene Gardner

A rugged stranger asking questions.

Sierra Whitmore figures the guy is just a journalist doing his job. That’s before the reserved doctor gives in to the powerful attraction simmering between them. Before she discovers the real reason Ben Nash came to Indigo Springs.

Uncovering the truth behind his mother’s death seems to be Ben’s driving mission. But when his quest unearths a secret in Sierra’s own family, how can she ask this passionate, honorable man to choose between her and justice? Or maybe Ben has already made his choice. Especially if he knows that exposing the past could cost him his future…with Sierra.
--An Honorable Man by Darlene Gardner, Copyright ©2010 by Darlene Hrobak Gardner, published by Harlequin Books

My Review

A slight change in gears, as this is a Harlequin Super Romance title as opposed to a…um…non-Harlequin title. The first line—or hook—from the back of the novel, well, it hooked me because the story I’m starting to write includes a stranger coming to town and unearthing family secrets, as the hero in this novel does. I thought it would be interesting to read another writer’s take on the same plot.

Darlene Gardner tells a good story and I enjoyed it. This wasn’t a deep, layered, insightful story, but a light mystery with a nice romance thrown in (or maybe that should be the other way around). It also gave me a little bit of insight as to how my story should probably develop, so I’m glad I read it.

I give this story THREE STARS.

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