Tuesday, May 21, 2013

His Brother's Wife

Author: Charlotte S. Snead
Publisher: OakTara
October 2012
ISBN: 978-1602903524
Genre: contemporary romance

Is Angelique a gold-digger - or an angel? Jonathan is determined to find out. When David Carter, a wounded war veteran, is gunned down in the streets of Washington, D.C., his twin brother, Jonathan, loses his best friend.

Convinced that the Army nurse David met at the rehabilitation hospital and recently married is only after the Manhattan Carters' wealth and power, Jonathan charges into Angie's office at Walter Reed to deny her the estate...only to find out that David hid his family's origins from her. The sister-in-law Jonathan had refused to meet for months confounds his expectations. Frail, beautiful, blonde Angie claims she wants nothing to do with the notoriety of her husband's prominent family. But Jonathan is determined to fulfill his twin's last request-to care for his wife-which now includes an unborn child.

As their two worlds collide, and the media is stirred into a feeding frenzy, Jonathan's heart is stirred by unexplainable longings for home and family. But will his twin's lovely widow ever be able to see him-without seeing his brother? A tender tale of courage, triumph, and lasting love in the most tragic of circumstances.

HIS BROTHER’S WIFE is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Snead. The book is simplistic in style, your basic category romance.  The story is mostly told, not showing, so as a reader I didn’t get fully connected with the characters.  The story is cute. Jonathan is angry, wanting to cut his brother’s widow out of the will, and Angie is grieving from the loss of her husband, shocked to discover he has an identical twin she’d never met, and rather defensive. One has to keep reading to see what will bring these two hurting individuals together. Kind of pricey at $14.95 for 160 pages. 3.5 stars.

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