Guillaume asks an age-old question: "Am I my brother's keeper?" and composes a gripping tale of estrangement, love, trust, reconciliation, duty and
passion. The author keeps you on edge as you turn each page to see if Aidan trusts her brother's keeper as much as her sibling does.

Darion Haddock appears like a drifter in White Wolf, Mo., and the secretive stranger becomes the right-hand man of ranch boss Jon-Tyler Holling. Seven years earlier, snow played matchmaker for Holling, who married a pregnant woman who landed at the ranch during a snowstorm.

Now it's Christmastime, and bad weather once again brings love unexpectedly into a Holling's life when Darion is dispatched to the airport to collect Aidan, Holling's only sister, who has an overwhelming desire to return home after being gone for 10 years. Following a supernatural encounter with a trucker who perishes in an accident, Darion and Aidan take a detour before reaching White Wolf. This detour begins unraveling the mystery cloaking Darion, and his past slams into a potential future with Aidan. (Kimani/ARABESQUE, Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin R. Pendleton