For reasons from his past, James Clayton never accepts a construction job near children, but when Erin Taylor needs an addition built for her school, he reluctantly agrees. Even as they develop a relationship, a tragedy from James' past remains stronger, making him wary of happily-ever-after… especially when Erin becomes guardian to a small child. Shirley Hailstock's A FATHER'S FORTUNE (4) is an emotionally stirring story about a man afraid to love and the woman and child who give him the courage to conquer his fears. Heart-tugging scenes involving the little girl will engage readers.

Reviewed by: 
Pamela Cohen