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Long-lost Mom, by Jill Shalvis

Even though I have two (or is it three?) novels by Ms Shalvis in the tottering TBR mountain, Long-lost Mom, a shorter romance published back in 1999 by Silhouette Intimate Moments, is the first book of hers that I’ve read.

I have to preface this review by saying that I’m more than a bit flummoxed by my reaction to the book—as you’ll see when you read further.

First the typically awful back cover blurb:

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Single mom Jenna Loggins had come from the wrong side of the tracks, but she’s vowed to give her beloved baby a better life. So ten years ago, desperate Jenna fled, leaving her daughter in the care of Stone Cameron, the child’s father and the son of the richest family in town.

But a near-fatal crash has given Jenna a second chance to make things right for the man and child she loved but left behind. Now Jenna’s back—with a new name and face. And Stone is drawn to the mysterious beauty. Can Jenna risk telling Stone and her daughter the truth, or will she have to hide behind the face of a stranger forever?


I can’t say I’m overly surprised.

Sarah Palin has spent nearly £100,000 of Republican money on clothes and accessories.

Her own party has admitted the Alaska Governor blew the cash (almost $150,000) on shopping sprees in upmarket shops such as Neiman Marcus and Saks.

Hey, at least she has great taste in shoes right?