Social worker Maddy Washburn was in need of a change when she moved from Georgia to Buffalo Valley, ND. She packed up her life and bought a small town grocery store, intent on a new start.

Then she meets reclusive Jeb McKenna. An accident four years ago left Jeb with physical and emotional scars. His sister tricks him into visiting the store, but Jeb is determined not to be attracted to Maddy. Her home delivery service seems perfect. Though hes always out when she comes, he can tell when Maddys been there.

A blizzard changes everything when Jeb rescues Maddy and the two are trapped in his home. Will passion heal their pasts?

Ms. Macomber is skilled at creating characters who work their way into readers hearts. In this book, she masterfully moves the story along while not shortchanging the main plotline. (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson