Dealing with her soldier husband's MIA status is difficult for Mary McBride, but she has her son and home-based marketing business to occupy her. Then his heirloom watch is returned to her by fellow soldier Tom Pirelli. Once lovers, Tom and Mary haven't seen each other since her father prevented their elopement. Their feelings haven't changed, but Mary has some talking about Her Secret, His Son (2) to do -- and there's still her husband to consider. Barbara Hannay's latest may resonate with readers who can get past the huge coincidence the plot hangs on -- and the unfortunate lack of chemistry between Mary and Tom.
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer