This is a touching tale of loss, love and the lasting effects of trauma. It’s filled with a sense of hope, the power of community and connection and survival. While this is enjoyable, readers may be overwhelmed by all the different themes.

Young Megan stopped speaking after the murder of her mother. She becomes attached to Ranger Casey Cantrell, who may be the only person who can help the child regain her voice. Megan’s father, Matt Sinclaire, is easy on the eyes, but Casey has her own issues to work through before she can begin to consider a relationship. However, the three may not have time to connect and heal, as someone is trying to kill Casey. (HQN, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton