LOVE'S FIRST BLOOM
Parr, a wonderful, talented author, has given readers a story filled with romance and mystery, peopled with lovable characters who just want to do the right thing for themselves and the people they love. Fans of historical romance will be thrilled by her latest.
Ruth Livingstone is living a lie in order to protect herself, her father, who is about to go on trial for murder, and Lily, a young child her father has entrusted to Ruth’s care. She relocates to Toms River, N.J., under a new name, claiming to be a widow.
Asher Tripp has one last chance to prove to his brother he is a dependable, loyal journalist. He is to locate and bring to the public eye the truth about Ruth Livingstone and the mysterious child. Ruth and Asher circle each other with distrust due to the secrets they both hold, but love is determined to find a way through all of these barriers. Will justice prevail and the innocent ones be free or will the power of the printed word be the stronger of the two forces? (BETHANY HOUSE, Sep., 320 pp., $14.99)