- File Size: 5511 KB
- Print Length: 379 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Major Press LLC (August 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074L956GD
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #773,910 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Secret Child (Texas: Children of Destiny Book 8) Kindle Edition
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In a place in south Texas lived a man named Jack West. He was half Mexican and half Anglo. His father had gotten his mother pregnant in Mexico and left them. His mother was a prostitute and Jack had to steal to feed them. She died when he was a young boy, and an older woman had come to Mexico to take him back to her ranch in Texas as his father had saved her life, but he died saving her. She named him Jack West, but he was never accepted or treated very good. He ends up marrying her daughter Chantel as he got her pregnant. Chantel is a terrible person and sleeps with everyone on the ranch. She is almost killed one night, another man is killed, and she can't be found. Jack is blamed on their deaths and sent to prison. Five years later someone else takes the blame for the death and Jack is let out of prison. Chantel's mother wants Jack to find Chantel. This is where the story gets very interesting and you will need to read to see what happens.
This is a very good book that has mystery, suspense, betrayal, sorrow, laughter, and romance. Once I got into the book, I didn't want to put it down. I felt so bad for the way Jack had been treated all his life. Poor Bronte was used in a terrible way. I was not expecting what happened near the end. I strongly encourage you to read the book. I was given a copy of the book, and I voluntarily read it and wrote a review.
I used to read Ann Major’s books many years ago, and most of them were romances. In fact, this beautiful cover seems to hint that this book will also be a romance. So, I was pleasantly surprised when, as reading Secret Child, I realized that this book actually falls into the suspense genre!
This story grabbed my interest from the Prologue. Bronte Devlin is visiting New York where her famous, beautiful and talented mother raised her. Unfortunately, Bronte’s mother made her life miserable byconstantly belittling her for her lack of looks and talent.
We also find out in this chapter, that Bronte is divorced and her son, Jimmy, had died during the marriage.
The Prologue ends when Bronte accidentally gets hit by a cab when she is pushed into the street. She is thrown into the air, and, when she falls back to earth, she lands face first onto the gravel. The damage to her face is extensive, and thought to be beyond repair. However, Webster Quinn, a famous plastic surgeon, happens to be at the scene of the accident, and decides that he will repair her face.
The other main character, Jack West, has spent years in prison for killing his beautiful wife. He lives with his wife’s mother who took him in when he was a penniless and lonely youth. She her daughter is still alive, asks Jack to look for her.
Believe it or not, all of this happened in the Prologue!!
What happens next is much misunderstanding, misjudgment and miscommunication that causes problems among all of the main and secondary characters in this book. There is plenty of suspense and adventure throughout this novel which is very spellbinding. Also, the main characters, Bronte and Jack, are both damaged, physically and emotionally, which I found to be riveting and heartrending.
This book is totally different from the other books I had read from this author years ago. However, it is filled with an in-depth suspense-filled plot which includes lots of twists and turns. I
I, thoroughly, enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
I love a good romance. I love a mystery. Combine them and I'm in all the way!
Jack was freed from prison for a crime he really didn't commit. The murder of his wife. That same wife he is out to bring home for their daughter and her mother, the family matriarch and ranch owner. When he tracks her down, it's with a new face and new personality or is it? Trust is something he doesn't give and especially to this woman who cheated and ran leaving him paying for her crime.
Bronte, AKA Chantel, has had a sad life she wasn't sure she wanted to continue when an accident made her realize she did want to live despite it all including a badly damaged face. She thought she was given another chance when a famous surgeon promised to make her beautiful. Little did she know the price wasn't monetary but steep none-the-less.
Jack can't understand the changes in the hateful woman. He can't understand his draw to her and her to him. What happened? No time to figure it out before a killer makes another attempt on her life. He won't let her die. But can he protect her and live through it?
I'm pretty good a figuring out the bad-guys and I have to say I didn't have any idea. This one will keep you in suspense, in dislike and love for the characters and the deal they have been dealt. You will cheer for them and want to smack them. One thing that is not going to vacillate--the reading enjoyment. cover to cover you will love the story and want that elusive HEA. This golden find--Ann Major's books--will keep me coming back for more. A strong recommend from me.
I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.