HEARTLAND COURTSHIP (4) by Lyn Cote: Planning on a life of independence, Rachel Woolsey moves to Pepin, Wis., near her cousin and his family. When a sick man is left on the dock, her cousin volunteers to nurse him back to health. Brennan Merriday has seen much sorrow, both from his time fighting in the war and from his losses afterward. He feels his chance to find some peace is by going to Canada, a plan that gets derailed by his growing feelings for Rachel and the arrival of a son he didn’t know he had. It’s easy to empathize with the hero’s struggle to find contentment in his life. The heroine’s Quaker background and her desire to be an independent woman make for an appealing story.