A MAN TO HOLD ON TO
Through her beautiful storytelling, Pappano deftly expresses the emotions that come with love and loss. The women of the local widows’ club are authentic and relatable as they cope with their grief. The genuine love that grows between Therese and Keegan melts the heart. Pappano’s latest packs a powerful punch.
Army widow Therese Matheson struggles with being a mother to her late husband’s two unresponsive children and is considering giving them up when the family moves to Tallgrass, Okla, where Sergeant Keegan Logan is tracking down the real father of Mariah, the little girl his ex-girlfriend left in his care. Though his name is on Mariah’s birth certificate, he is reluctant to be a father. When Therese meets Keegan, friendship and love begin. Therese wants to love again and Keegan is becoming the man he wants to be, but will the reason for Keegan’s arrival in town tear them apart? (FOREVER, Mar., 400 pp., $8.00)