Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
The Sea Star
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Ima Jinn, Jun 2001, $12.00, 266 pp.
Susanna Sterling and her brother Dallas co-own THE SEA STAR Hotel in Atlantic City, but make no mistake she is the brains of the operation. Dallas is a wastrel and a gambler who soon gets in to deep debt to the wrong people. Desperate, he sells his half interest in the family hotel to multimillionaire hotel chain owner Jay Grainger without consulting his sibling.
When Susanna learns what Dallas did, she is heartbroken, but soon realizes her new partner cares about the hotel almost as much as she does. They court one another, soon fall in love and eventually the duo marries when Susanna becomes pregnant. Her life seems perfect until the police question her beloved husband about a homicide, which leads to doubts and mistrust on the part of Susanna.
Jean Nash makes Atlantic City at the turn of the twentieth century come vividly alive in the readerís mind. The authorís real knack is her complex and interesting characters whose diversity make the subplots flow smoothly into the main theme. THE SEA STAR is a five-star historical romance that fans of Americana will cherish.
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