THE LAST CHANCE CAFE
When Hallie O'Rourke opens the damning evidence left by her recently murdered stepfather, Lou, she realizes it's imperative that she flee Arizona with her 7-year-old twin daughters. Retired cop Lou Watkins has uncovered evidence of corruption that's linked not only to high-level cops but also to Hallie's ex-husband, who's an assistant DA.
Fearing for her life, Hallie grabs the girls and runs. Her money, truck and luck run out in the snow-covered town of Primrose Creek, NV. Local rancher Chance Qualtrough is sitting in Madge Beardsly's Last Chance Café when the three frozen females enter. Sensing their fear and desperation, he makes a quick decision to help, offering Hallie the opportunity to house-sit his aunt Jessie's place.
Madge also offers Hallie the opportunity to make some money by working in the Café. Suddenly her circumstances don't seem so dire, but does she dare stay for long in one location? The people of Primrose Creek have taken Hallie and her daughters to their hearts, how can she place them in jeopardy by staying?
You know you'll always receive high quality entertainment when you pick up a Linda Lael Miller book. LAST CHANCE CAFÉ delivers powerful romance flavored with deep emotional resonance. (Apr., 389 pp., $24.00)