Allen delivers a lovely, sweet story demonstrating how strangers can build a relationship based on lost love. The gentle, yet powerful emotions of a grieving brother are sure to touch readers, as will the budding romance between him and a shy but emotionally strong woman. Allen reaches into readers’ hearts.

Sophie Langley is shocked when her fiancé dies in a shipwreck, but more shocking is his twin, Callum Chatteron’s, outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience. To save her family, Sophie agrees to wed the man who’s hated the idea of her marrying his brother since they were children. Though Callum didn’t believe his brother and Sophie should have married so young, he does care for her and feels responsible for her security — something his brother never thought to provide. Callum never counts on how Sophie will affect him and how the fact that they both miss Daniel will bring them together in a marriage that becomes anything but convenient. (HARLEQUIN, Apr., 300 pp., $6.25)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin