The book was part 2 of story - glad I found it and book was the finish - it was great!
I was very disappointed in this book by Marilyn Pappano. Most of her books feature believable heroes and heroines and a plausible plot, but Heaven on Earth does not.
Every woman in this book other than the heroine is an evil bitch. Every man is a jerk, but only because the women make them so. You see, in Bethlehem apparently the men are unable to take responsibility for their own poor choices (although they of course always get credit for the good things they do, and often for the good things the women do). It's always some woman's fault that Sebastian is a jerk: his horrible skank wife, his horrible evil mother, even the heroine! He actually comes up with the excuse that he's a jerk because she makes him act that way.
It cannot be understated how annoying this "men always good, women always bad" attitude becomes over the course of a book of this length. Add to it a host of trite romance cliches (the innocent little child in distress, the tortured hero, the silly...
Chrissy Knight leaves home in an attempt to find her mother who abandoned her and her father Sebastian. Chrissy knows she cannot talk to her dad about her mom because he turns very sad and is incapable of responding to her matriarchal needs. Two other children run away with Chrissy seeking a long lost parent too. When Sebastian realizes his beloved child is missing, he turns to the best detective he knows, his former lover Melina Demitris. Sebastian knows he hurt Melina when he abruptly ended their relationship, but she does not understand that he left out of fear that loved ones always abandon him.
Led by Melina, Sebastian and the other parents hunt for their lost children before something bad happens to them. Meanwhile the attraction between Melina and Sebastian blossoms into love. However, he must overcome his feelings of inadequacy caused by the desertion and she must surmount her distrust of his staying power before a relationship can permanently form, The first...
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