Image of Return To Sender


Image of Return To Sender

Michaels' latest novel is emotional and well written. Her strong heroine, Lin, has overcome obstacles in an admirable manner. It is not so easy to feel sympathetic toward Nick. His "poor rich guy" character seems like a cliche. The circumstances that surround Lin's chance meeting with Nick, her son's long-lost father, strain credulity. It's difficult to believe that Nick and his miserable wife just happen to be attending the welcoming banquet for the incoming NYU class, which includes his son.

When 17-year-old Lin Townsend becomes pregnant, her abusive father kicks her out and the father of her baby refuses to accept responsibility. Alone, she makes a life for herself and her son and now runs a successful diner. When her son decides to leave rural Georgia to attend college at NYU, Lin has a chance meeting with his millionaire father, Nick Pemberton, the man who sent back all of her letters unread, marked "return to sender." She decides to seek revenge and make Nick take financial responsibility for their son. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 384 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed by: 
Roseann Marlett