Book Review

by Catherine Anderson

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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Two years ago, Ellie and Tucker Grant's marriage ended, when the loss
of their son Sammy caused a breach that broke up their once-tight family unit. Time has finally allowed Ellie some emotional distance; however, though she and Tucker are trying to move on separately, their two young sons Zach and Kody are having none of it.

In a last ditch attempt to force their parents to reconcile, Zach and Kody run away into the Oregon wilderness where they used to camp as a family. Zach and Kody have been well trained by their field biologist father, so they are prepared to hide out for the long term. They make it clear in their demands that they want their parents reunited or they will not come back.

Ellie and Tucker, as well as each of their current dating partners, gather up equipment and head into the wilderness to track down the boys. Having Marvin and Liz as part of the expedition is not what Zach and Kody had in mind, so they have their own plans to eliminate the competition.

Catherine Anderson takes a new twist on the "Parent Trap" plot and serves up a novel that runs the gamut of emotions. ALWAYS IN MY HEART is filled with love, joy, humor, sadness and passion. (Aug., 432 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Signet

Published: August 2002

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Always in My Heart - Catherine Anderson

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 8, 2010 - 10:40pm.

Tucker and Ellie Grant were devastated when their oldest son was killed in an accident. Their grief eventually led to their divorce. Now three years later, Ellie has a new job and a new house, Tucker has a new girlfriend, and they are getting on with their lives. But the kids aren't buying it. Zach and Kody know that their parents still love each other, so they come up with a plan to get them back together. They'll run away into the Oregon Wilderness and stay there until their parents agree to get back together.

This was a great story. It kind of had a "Parent Trap" feel to it since both ex's bring their significant others with them to help search in the wilderness for the boys. This is an emotional story and also an adventure. I highly recommend this book. My rating: 5 Stars.