Despite a myriad of difficulties, 45-year-old Eden Palmer managed to raise her daughter Melissa alone. With her daughter now married and expecting a baby, Eden is suddenly free to pursue a new life.

For a time when Melissa was small, Eden received help and support from elderly Mrs. Augusta Farrington in Arundel, N.C. When circumstances forced Eden to move on, she lost contact with Mrs. Farrington, so Eden is shocked to learn that she has inherited the Farrington Manor.

Unbeknownst to Eden, she has also become a person of interest to the FBI. When a spy dies, after consuming a piece of paper with Eden's name on it, agent Jared McBride is assigned to get close to Eden to find out if she is involved.

For Eden, the city of Arundel brings back happy memories. But things are not quite what they seem. However, for the first time in a long time, Eden has two handsome and sexy men interested in her. Too bad someone seems out to get Eden.

Despite having been knocked down many times in her life, Eden is no pushover, nor anyone's fool. Her strength of character is the driving force behind this adventurous tale that is spiced with both humor and danger. Deveraux strikes again! (Nov., 352 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith