By Emilie Richards
(Mira, Hardcover, 9780778324720, 528pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 2007
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Gayle Fortman has built a good life for herself and her three sons in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Divorced f Eric Fortman, Gayle has made a success rom charismatic broadcast journalist
of Daughter of the Stars, a popular bed- and-breakfast. She has even maintained a cordial relationship with Eric, covering with the boys for his absences and broken promises. Family was never a priority for her ex-husband, even when they were still married. Luckily Travis Allen, her closest surrogate father to the boys and her own neighbor, has been a loving best friend.
Th graduation, Eric returns, but not for the
en, on the eve of oldest son Jared's
celebration. He nearly lost his life in Afghanistan. Worse, he has lost his way and his courage, and needs a place to recover. Gayle realizes this might be the last chance for her sons to establish a real bond with their father, and oï¬€ summer at the inn and a chance to put
ers him a
things right. Gayle and Eric are all too aware that the love and attraction they once shared are still there. But can the pieces of their broken lives be mended, or are they better laid to rest?