By Virginia Kantra
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425268872, 304pp.)
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
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Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island
Steady Matt, the son who stayed
Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back
And warrior Luke, the Marine who never expected to return.
A heartwarming new novel in New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra’s beloved series about family ties, second chances, and the power of love…
Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty—first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan.
Former military brat Kate knows Marines can make lousy fathers...and she's got the scars to prove it. Giving her heart to a man who's bent on leaving seems one sure way to have it broken.
Now, no matter what it takes, Luke must prove to Kate and to his daughter that Semper Fi is more than a motto—and to himself that there’s more than one way to be a hero.
New York Times bestselling author of the Dare Island novels, including Carolina Home and Carolina Girl, and the Children of the Sea series, including Forgotten Sea and Immortal Sea, Virginia Kantra has won numerous industry awards, including Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and two National Readers’ Choice Awards. Her stand-alone novel, Close-Up was also a Golden Leaf Award winner.
Praise for the novels of Virginia Kantra
“It’s always a joy to read Virginia Kantra.”—JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author
“Contemporary romance at its most gratifying.”—USA Today Happy Ever After Blog
“A sizzling good time. Kantra’s storybuilding is excellent.”—Publishers Weekly