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 http://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.
A Modern Day Prodigal Comes Home...
But when his father dies and leaves half of Silver Buckle--the Noble family ranch--to Nick’s former best friend, he must return home to face his mistakes, and guarantee that the Silver Buckle stays in the Noble family.
Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder, and she’s determined to find justice. But following Nick to the Silver Buckle and posing as a ranch cook proves more challenging than she thinks. So does resisting his charming smile.
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. But there’s someone who’s out to take the Silver Buckle from the Noble family, and he’ll stop at nothing--even murder--to make it happen.
Susan May Warren ranks right up there with the best at creating an overall tone and voice for a book that plops you smack into the setting like you've been there all your life. In RECLAIMING NICK, she stretches the tension between the hero and every person in the book to the point where you don't know if you want to strangle him or soothe him. The conflicts in the story feel real, not contrived, as if you could perfectly well understand these life situations happening to a family. The story unfolds with excruciatingly delightful patience--no backstory dump here--that had me champing at the bit to get to the next chapter. You'd better watch every nuance, every casual reference in this one, because when the reveal comes, you'll see the clues were all there. (And did I mention the drop-dead gorgeous cowboy on the cover? THUD)