Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440223801, 400pp.
Publication Date: February 8, 2000
Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted. And he wanted Callie Creed. Eleven years ago, the feud between their families had torn them apart. But now Trace has come home, a ruthless hard-eyed stranger, making her an offer she couldn't refuse: marry him and save her struggling family from financial ruin. But the secrets of the past return to haunt them. And Callie is once again compelled to make an impossible choice between the family who desperately needs her and the only man she has ever loved.
"Joan Johnston [creates] unforgettable subplots and characters who make every fine thread weave into a touching tapestry."—Affaire de Coeur
"Like Lavyrle Spencer, Ms. Johnston writes of intense emotions and tender passions that seem so real that readers will feel each one of them." —Rave Reviews