SATISFYING LONERGAN'S HONOR
As the estranged Lonergan cousins gather at their grandfather's ranch for the first time in nearly 15 years, the last thing on daredevil businessman Jake Lonergan's mind is running into the woman he lost to his late cousin, Mac. Years ago, Donna Barrett had run from Jake's arms to Mac's. Now she's back with Mac's teenage son and Jake realizes he never stopped loving her. In Maureen Child's tender and touching conclusion to this trilogy, Satisfying Lonergan's Honor (4.5), the author's deft touch with characterization turns what could have been a maudlin family tragedy into an uplifting tale of new beginnings.