Imagine Nick and Nora Charles with a taste for politics and none for gin, and you'd be pretty close to Mary Higgins Clark's Henry Parker Britland IV and his attractive young wife, Sandra O'Brien Britland, known as Sunday. Henry, possessor of an enormous inherited fortune and known as one of America's sexiest men, has just finished his second term as president of the United States and is happily retired at 44, puttering around his New Jersey country estate. Sunday, who bootstrapped her way up from a modest working-class background, is a junior congresswoman with a reputation for smarts. The two met, romantically enough, on the eve of Henry's leaving office, fell madly in love, and were married six weeks later. In this collection of four pleasantly readable stories, the sleuthing duo catch the murderer of a statesman's flashy amour, endure Sunday's kidnapping and mastermind her rescue, solve the 34-year-old mystery of the disappearance of a foreign prime minister from the Britland family yacht, and reunite a ransomed boy with his parents at Christmas. Of the four, "They All Ran After the President's Wife" may be the best plotted, and has a particularly amusing McGuffin in the character of a caviar-loving terrorist. While the suspense is on the mild side throughout, the romance is lighthearted but sincere, and the occasional flashes of wit are dryly appealing. It's a bonbon, to be enjoyed for its brief sweetness. --Barrie Trinkle
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Mystery with a twist of love, October 7, 2002 Reviewer: Ashley from Commodore, PA My Gal Sunday is a very suspenseful novel filled with mystery and investigating. At first, the stories start off dull but after a few pages it gets interesting. The suspense builds and builds, making it hard to put down. The novel is based on the adventurous life of former president, Henry Parker Britland IV and his newly wed bride, Sandra O'Brien Britland. Sandra is better known as Sunday. Each day brings another situation and is filled with trouble. Clark develops four stories of Sunday and Henrys adventures. Sunday seems to be getting into trouble all the time. Sunday is a very intelligent woman and once she gets involved she never gives up until she succeeds. She gets involved in an unsolved murder case of the secretary of states' ex-wife Arabella. Then she is held hostage by a former client and will not be left go until a dangerous terrorist is freed. Sunday is almost killed many times but she is a very brave person and never gives up. Henry is determined to save her and try to help her get out. He uses his popularity and wealth to help her. I really enjoyed this book. If you are into solving mysteries with a twist of love, you'll love this novel!