HOMECOMING is the latest in Ms. Alers' "Hideaway" series, and boy, what an intense installment it's proven to be!

Dana Nichols returns home to bury her last relative and to investigate the murder/ suicide of her parents. There is just no way her loving father brutally killed her mother, then hung himself while in jail.

Dr. Tyler Cole is the son of a prominent wealthy family. Tyler, the town doctor who is set on lowering the infant mortality rate, is bowled over when he meets Dana. He decides his bachelor days are soon to be over—the only obstacle is her reluctance to become involved with him and her distrust of men.

The time in which Dana and Tyler meet and marry is relatively short, yet Ms. Alers, in her usual top form, handles the pace of their courtship magnificently. Reacquainting readers with the Coles does not take away from the drama unfolding in Dana and Tyler's lives as they deal with the threat surrounding them as she gets closer to the truth about her parents' death. (Nov., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie R. Sims