Zander by Maryann Jordan
Zander by Maryann Jordan is part of a new series called Heroes at Heart. This is the first book.
Miss Ethel took in a number of boys as a foster parent after her husband died. She
gave them love, manners, discipline, and hope for the future. Many stayed with her until they graduated or found a living. Zander is the oldest of the boys that continue to come by and check in with her. One of the things she has taught Zander
is that, “The true measure of a man is not in the mistakes he makes…but in how he handles those mistakes.”
After the military, he bought and renovated a bar, naming it Grimm’s
for the fairy tales that Miss Ethel used to teach him to read. Zander’s bar is a bit rough and he doesn’t allow behaviors to interfere with the patrons. It is in this context that an incident occurred that Zander feels guilt for. The
woman hurt has no identification and is seriously hurt. It is from this premise that the story morphs into a story that is reminiscent of Sleeping Beauty….with a twist.
I am late coming to
Maryann Jordan and her series, but I feel strongly that this particular series is going to be awesome and I am looking forward to reading the stories about the other “Heroes at Heart.” Zander by Maryann Jordan is a good read!