Generations of Dolan women have been blessed—or cursed—with the "sight," but none more so than four-year-old Jenna. To save Jenna from their wicked stepfather's greedy clutches, spinster Sophie Dolan kidnaps her little sister, poses as a widow with a young daughter, and accepts a job as schoolteacher in rough-and-tumble Tanglewood, Nevada.
To Sheriff Ridge Hawkins, the world is black and white, wrong and right, and nothing in between. If he gets wind of a kidnapper in his town, Sophie will lose the little girl she loves… and her freedom.Ridge knows the fiery redhead is wanted—by him. In fact, she's everything he ever wanted: strong, loving, and as passionate as a man could wish for. But when he discovers that Sophie is a virgin, and not Jenna's mother after all, he goes on a hunt to discover what else she's hiding. Will Ridge have to choose between the woman he loves and the law he believes in?
USA Today best selling author Maureen Child is the author of more than ninety romance novels and novellas. Maureen is a five time nominee for the prestigious Rita award from Romance Writers of America.
One of her novels, A POCKETFUL OF PARADISE, was made into a CBS-TV movie called The Soul Collector, starring Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood and Ossie Davis.
Maureen was not only on the Texas set to watch her characters come to life in front of the cameras, she was also tossed into the last scene by her husband and the producer, who both thought this would be a fun way to humiliate an author!
Maureen Child is a native Southern Californian who has recently moved with her family to the mountains of Utah where she's learning to deal with snow on the road and deer in the yard.
After tragedy struck, Carla Candellano retreated from an elite search and rescue squad to her hometown, where she's safe from everything except her Italian mama's meddling. When a handsome stranger moves in next door, Carla can't help being drawn to Jackson Wyatt and the silent child at his side.
Reese hasn't spoken since her mother died, so Jackson brought her to Chandler in hopes that the beach-town charm would bring back the laughing little girl she once was. This is not the time for the strongest desire he's ever felt. He should be focused on Reese, not falling for the beautiful woman next door. But how can he stay away when his precious daughter soaks in the affection of Carla and the close-knit Candellanos? And when his own heart begins to feel again for the first time in a very long time?
Over one passionate summer, Carla and Jackson will discover that no matter where you try to hide, destiny has a way of finding you.