Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
The Man From Oklahoma
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Series: Harlequin SuperRomance # 994
Harlequin SuperRomance, Jun 2001, $4.50
Three years ago, Nathan Biddle’s wife of ten years Susie vanished without a trace. Nelson also vanished from Tulsa society by hiding on his ranch in the nearby Osage Hills. The Tulsa police believe the wealthy Sooner killed his spouse, but no evidence including a body existed until now. His wife’s corpse has been found and Nelson is the prime suspect in her homicide.
TV reporter Jamie Evans airs what is known with the case on the local news as she and her editor know viewers love this type of show. She continues to investigate but as she becomes better acquainted with the real Nathan, she begins to realize that this affluent sensitive man could never kill anyone, especially his wife. Jamie decides to learn what really happened to Susie and why in order to prove the man she now loves is innocent. Nathan returns Jamie’s feelings, but once burned twice cautious.
THE MAN FROM OKLAHOMA is an exciting romantic suspense novel. The stimulating work centers on a jaded journalist (refreshing that the jaded person is female for a change) revising her opinion on the husband being the killer when she begins to see his kind personality. The characters make this tale a success as readers believe in the transformation of Jamie from doubting critic to firm believer because she (and the audience) can accept as true the fundamental goodness of Nathan, flaws and all. This reviewer has now read two novels by Darlene Graham (see UNDER MONTANA SKIES) and plans to find some of her other tales as both of these have been super romances.
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