FAMILY ON THE RANGE
A Second Chance
A quiet ranch in the Oregon desert gives Mary O'Roarke the solace she craves after a painful childhood. Concealing her growing feelings for her boss, government agent Lou Riley, is a small price to pay. Then an abandoned little girl is placed in Mary's care, awakening dreams she's all but forgotten.
In all the years Lou has known her, how could he not have noticed Mary's courage and warmth? Seeing her care for a child is a bittersweet reminder of the lonely widower's loss. But if Mary won't give up on young Josie—not even when real danger approaches—then Lou can't give up on bringing this unlikely family together for good.
What a riveting read! I was pleasantly surprised by the strong element of suspense in this novel as well. I love the combination of historical and suspense. Nelson kept me on edge trying to figure it all out.
Both Mary and Lou are products of painful pasts. They've coped for years, sustaining each other as friends in a carefully constructed employee/boss relationship. But their well plotted lives shift dramatically by a series of seemingly unrelated events. Fantastic story arc! And I love how the author reveals the heart of both hero and heroine by slow degrees. Frustratingly delicious!
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