REVIEW: A Father’s Quest by Debra SalonenSaturday, July 30, 2011 1:00
This is a totally different story than any I have read. Debra Salonen does a fantastic job of keeping me guessing. It doesn’t end anywhere near the way I thought it would, and it’s a very interesting read.
Jonas Galloway is serving in Afghanistan when his ex-wife disappeared with his seven year old daughter. On returning home he uses his insurance investigator experience and resourses to locate them. Discovering they have joined a religious cult, Jonas realizes he needs some divine help or at least some psychic power. He heads to the only person he is sure can help him.
Remy Bouchard is desperately trying to live down the weirdo syndrome that has followed her from childhood when she psychic-ly located a boy in a well. She does not feel she has any psychic powers regardless of what her mother had said. When her forbidden high school sweetheart shows up on her door step needing her help, she is torn by her need to help him and to move on with her life. Just being with Jonas is more than enough to tear her apart.
Remy agrees to help Jonas only if they will go take a DNA test, because they were led to believe they’re half siblings in their senior year. Their feelings for each other are still strong and they desperately fight them along the way while trying to retrieve Jonas’ daughter.
This is the latest saga in The Spotlight on Sentinel Pass. Although the setting is in Louisiana, they do wind up back there at the engagement party of Remy’s twin sister. If you have read any of the series you will know the characters attending the party. The story starts with Remy’s sister leaving with her fiancé’ for Sentinel Pass.
I have to give Debra Salonen an A+ for the guess factor. I have been waiting a long time for writers to get on board with the science of DNA. This is the first romance novel I have discovered with it being an integral part of the story line. I do wish there had been more to it, but it still gets an A for content.
I would reach for another Debra Salonen read anytime. Other books in this series are listed below. I did review two other very enjoyable books in the series, Until He Met Rachel (see my review here) and A Good Provider (see my review here).
Summary: Jonas Galloway wouldn’t show up on Remy Bouchard’s doorstep without an excellent reason. Not after a secret destroyed what was so good between them. In this case, though, locating his daughter trumps unfinished business. He hopes he can persuade Remy to see it the same way.
Working with his high school sweetheart makes Jonas want to pick up where they left off. Especially because Remy is more tempting than ever. But he is a father and his little girl has to be his priority. Then an exposed lie hands him and Remy a possible future. And he can’t leave Louisiana without finding out if second chances are all they’re cracked up to be….
Read an excerpt.