Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz
Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild
I saw this book on my Amazon feed. Distant Cousins looked interesting…I have never read a book from this author….and Free on Kindle Unlimited!
It is Christmas time….I am writing this review December of 2018. As I write this review, I hear on my TV a commercial for ‘23 and me’ a company selling DNA information for 30 per cent off for the holiday!
I have other factors on why I enjoyed this book so much! First I am of Jewish decent and I understand the problems that our people have that differ from the real world where our persecution in Europe made us live differently than others. Secondly, I have one daughter that we adopted, and the need to know their birth parents medical history becomes an issue. So here I am a Jew who adopted a child, reading this wonderful story.
We meet Konner O’ Flattery, who has finally gotten back the results of the DNA test he took. To his horror, his results aren’t anything that he expected. This nice middle class Catholic boy, from a large family of parents and brothers and sisters (of which he is the oldest) uncovers a secret buried since birth. We follow Konner on a journey to find the truth of who he truly is.
In reading this book, Mr. Huffbind has written an interesting story of the ‘new DNAers’ who wish to follow their family tree. These companies also send along percentage lists about matches closest to the client’s type …and thru these matches we follow Konner reaching out to these matches on a wonderful journey of learning where he came from…. And heal. Yes this s a contemporary romance…..along the way he finds that too!