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by Janelle Taylor

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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Rachel Grimes, widowed fifteen years ago, has raised two daughters and is writing a novel a la Mary Higgins Clark. Hoping to help Rachel find someone to love, her friends Becky and Jen urge her to attend their thirtieth high school reunion. Becky and Jen prevail, but Rachel doesn't tell them the real reason for her reluctance.

It isn't that romance seems impossible to Rachel. About twelve years ago she took a cruise and sailed into an intense vacation romance with James Rawlings. Confused, almost panicked, she slipped away without saying goodbye. James Rawlings' true identity has since been revealed to her as Quentin Rawls, a star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. She's never contacted him but daydreams of their time together and has become, in secret, an avid football fan. No one since has compared to him.

When Quentin Rawls appears at the reunion, Rachel discovers her feelings are as strong and as real as they were on that long ago cruise. However, now she's a proper southern lady with daughters, grandchildren, and rich, prominent in-laws.

This novel offers an inside look at the problems of modern dating, a heated love story, a social whirl of interesting characters and Janelle Taylor's voluble dialogue. (July, 480 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Gerry Benninger

Publisher: Zebra

Published: July 1995

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