by Joan Wolf

February 2003
ISBN: 0-446-61043-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback

Kate Foley has never had it easy, she is raising her dead sisterís son Ben and running a horse stabling business. Her mother Molly, a schoolteacher helps out with Ben as much as possible. With so much going on in Kateís life, she has never had time for love or even time to date. All of this changes when Benís long lost dad shows up.

When Daniel Montero discovers he has a son that he never knew about, he is determined to become a part of Benís life. Kate, who has been Benís mom for seven years, is far from thrilled when Daniel shows up on their doorstep. Kate fears that Daniel will get tired of being a father and then leave Ben in the lurch. Daniel is determined to be a part of his sonís life and prove to Kate that he is in for the long haul.

As Kate and Daniel spend more and more time together they discover that are falling in love. Joan Wolfís novel High Meadow is a wonderful romance about two people who are forced by circumstances to like each other and then slowly find love. This novel appealed to me for many reasons; it had a wonderful plot with lots of surprises, good characters that were well developed, and most of all, a great love story that made me root for Kate and Daniel as well as the rest of the characters.

High Meadow also has a wonderful subplot that focuses on Kateís mother Molly and her fight with breast cancer and the new love in her life. This book is a fast paced read and the reader empathizes with Kate and all she has to deal with. I really felt for her and the tough decisions she is forced to make. Who hasnít been surprised by what life has in store for them? If you like emotional romances with happy endings then this one is for you!

Reviewed in January 2003 by Jen.

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