by Catherine Anderson

October 1999
ISBN: 0-380-79937-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

When Maggie Stanley goes on the run with her baby Jaimie from her vile stepfather she meets drunken Rafe Kendrick on a boxcar. He defends her against the other drunks. Then sobers up to help her. Rafe is not really down and out, he just dropped out when tragedy struck his family.

What a brilliant story this is. My first book by Catherine Anderson and what a really great author she is. Now I want to read everything I can find of hers.

This story has something for everyone, plenty of passion and tender romance, a thrilling plotline and a gorgeous hunk of a hero. The heroine is an amazingly brave and adorable lady no wonder Rafe falls so hard, but he has to work hard at earning her trust and the way he goes about it melts the heart. Then of course there is that sweet little baby Jaimie, who plays such an important role in the book. The reader is guaranteed to fall for him.

The pace of the story is fast and the reader is pulled into the plot, one scene where Maggie and Rafe get lost in a severe snowstorm in the mountains is nail biting and makes the heart beat faster! The author handles this part of the story with such tension that as the reader I found myself almost praying for the safety of Maggie and Rafe!

The reader gets to meet some more wonderfully memorable characters, like Rafe’s hunky brother Ryan and their parents Anne and Keefe Kendrick. Then there is Maggie’s little sister Heidi who adds so much to the tale. The villain of the story, Maggie’s stepfather, Lonnie, is really an evil man.

Baby Love gave me 420 pages of reading delight, well worth getting a copy. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Baby Love is a definite 5 rose rating.

Reviewed in September 2003 by Mary.

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