A Song for My Mother

A Song for My Mother

By Kat Martin

Vanguard Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781593156787, 195pp.

Publication Date: December 2011

Ten years after running away and eloping with her high school boyfriend, Marly Hanson returns to her hometown at the request of her daughter, Katie, who has recently been treated for brain cancer. Katie has never met her grandmother, Marly's mother, Winnie. But Marly and Winnie have been estranged for years and confronting the past for each of them is painful. To complicate matters, living next door to Winnie is handsome sheriff and widower Reed Bennett, and his son, Ham, who is close to Katie's age. Ham and Katie become fast friends, while their parents find their attraction to one another going deeper than mere friendship. But Marly's time in Dreyerville is limited and risking her heart isn't something she's willing to do. As the days slip by, and though she tries to avoid it, Marly and Reed become more deeply involved. Can she risk loving Reed and give up the future she worked so hard for herself and her daughter? Or will Marly realize that her true destiny and ultimate happiness lie in coming to terms with her past?

About the Author
Kat Martin s bestselling novels include "Nothing But Velvet, Innocence Undone", and the Raines of Wind Canyon Series "Against the Wind, Against the Fire", and "Against the Law". Her book "Silk and Steel" was nominated for a RITA Award. She is a graduate of the University of California, where she majored in Anthropology and History, a background that helped to develop her interest in the past. "I love anything old," she says. "I especially love to visit the settings for my books. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a bygone era." Before becoming a writer, Martin was a real estate broker. She lives with her husband, author Larry Jay Martin, in Missoula, Montana.