Returning to his hometown brings ex-cop Jon Tucker several unexpected gifts. The best is getting to know widowed librarian Rianne Worth and her two children. Helping Rianne cope with her challenges—and learning about the little family's painful history—gives Jon some perspective on his own life. In the end, his love for them eases his grief over losing his son and his distance from his daughter, making it possible for Jon to be A Father, Again (4). Mary J. Forbes writes compellingly of dark emotions and serious problems yet manages to balance that beautifully with the tender romance between Jon and Rianne.
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Catherine Witmer