By Jill Marie Landis
Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345453310, 432pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2004
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For six years, Carly Nolan has built a life for herself and her son Christopher, never getting too close to anyone. Nobody in the sleepy little beach community of Twilight Cove suspects she is running—from the mistakes she made in her youth, the memory of her fiancé Rick and his unexpected death, and the rich, powerful people who want to take away her child. All that is about to change.
Private investigator Jake Montgomery has been searching for the elusive Caroline Graham since the day she disappeared with Rick’s baby. When he finally finds her living under an assumed name, she’s no longer a wild teenager, but a devoted, utterly captivating single mother. Cautiously, Carly dares to trust an outsider for the first time in years. She never imagines that Jake, caught between his mission and his growing passion, poses a threat to her protected world. If her secrets are revealed, Carly risks losing the child she holds so dear—and the man who possesses the key to her heart.
The critically acclaimed author of numerous bestselling novels, Jill Marie Landis lives with her husband, Steve, in California and Hawaii. Her list of award-winning books includes Come Spring, Blue Moon, Sunflower, Just Once, Summer Moon, Magnolia Creek, and Heat Wave. Visit Landis at www.jillmarielandis.com.
“A heartwarming, sexy page-turner.”
—SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
“Jill Marie Landis is the author you’ve been looking for.”
“Characters to love [and] emotion that tugs at the heart.”
“ENGAGING . . . [A] HEART-RENDING STORY.”
“Jill Marie Landis can really touch the heart.”
—JAYNE ANN KRENTZ
“With her first foray into contemporary novels, Jill Marie Landis utilizes all the power and emotion that has made her such a beloved storyteller. Her characters are compelling, believable, and possess all those troubling human foibles.”
—Romantic Times (Top Pick!)
“Jill Marie Landis spins a passionate tale of gripping emotions, rich in feelings of devotion and love between a mother and her son.”
“An unforgettable story about new beginnings and searching for a place to belong . . . A heartwarming and insightful love story.”
“A strong, engaging relationship drama that hooks the reader from the start through a fully developed secondary cast supplementing the prime plot. . . . Readers will appreciate this robust family drama.”
—Midwest Book Review
“Heart-touching and impossible to put down. Landis’ compelling depiction of characters extends even to the villainess and six-year-old Chris; the pacing and plot are dead on, and consequently this love story is a joy to read.”