After a four-year absence, Shane Abbott returns to her rural Maryland hometown to find that not much has changed, except she now has a new neighbour – and a rather bad-tempered and unfriendly one at that.
Vance Banning isn’t the unemployed carpenter he lets Shane think he is. He’s a man looking for some peace and quiet – away from work, away from the city and away from women. He’s been burned once before, and has vowed never to be taken in by the same innocent act again. But Shane doesn’t fit into any of his plans. With her quiet beauty, her kindness and good nature, she might just be the only woman who could bring hope back into his life – and make him risk everything for one last chance at happiness.
Includes a preview of Whiskey Beach, published in April 2013