When an accident cost Nettie Owens everything she loved, she ran home hiding from the pain.Chase Reynolds stumbles into her life, blasting her out of her self-imposed exile. Nettie balks at his intrusion until she realizes he can offer her something she desperately wants againa family. While Wendy Warren's DAKOTA BRIDE (3) strikes an emotional chord, the overreaction of a secondary character, and Nettie's decision to leave Chase in the dark about her tragedy for much of the book weakens the story.

Reviewed by: 
Pamela Cohen