Homecoming, whether it is a place or a feeling, is the subject of HarperPaperbacks' newest anthology.

Multi-talented author Janet Dailey kicks off the quartet with "Heading Home," a lively story of neighboring ranchers brought together by the machinations of a matchmaking canine named Trooper.

Fern Michaels eloquently spins a tale of regrets in "The Journey." Twelve years ago Maggie Osborne Harper was jilted by Matt Starr. Now a billionaire, Matt reassesses his life and realizes that letting Maggie go was the biggest mistake he ever made. Can he convince her to take a second chance?

Rising star Dinah McCall offers a story of star-crossed lovers given another shot at enduring love in "The Return of Walker Lee." Ten years ago, Carrie Wainright's father and her own fear stood between Walker and Carrie. Is the time right for them now?

In "Rockabye Inn," Deborah Bedford's emotional novella, Anna Burden awakens following a car accident without her memory. Neighbor and friend Richard Reese is there to help support her during her recovery, but Anna senses there is much about her former life that Richard is concealing. Is Anna ready to discover her painful choices of the past?

Four shining stars of contemporary fiction combine their talents to provide readers with insightful and eloquent tales of the joys and sorrows of true love. (Mar., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith