This new story of the McKettricks
has wonderful, emotionally involving characters. The heroine's brother's pursuit of independence, and the heroine's realization of her own strengths and limits -- not to mention the demons from her past that she faces down -- make this a memorable story not to
be missed.

Cheyenne Bridges has come home to Indian Rock, Ariz., to convince Jesse McKettrick to sell 500 acres of land so her boss can build condominiums. With her is her mother and wheelchair-bound 19-year-old brother. She desperately needs the money this deal will bring. As she becomes involved with Jesse and life back in this small town, she finds herself sympathizing with him and falling for him. But each has secrets that could keep them apart, and Cheyenne's boss has a ruthless side she never knew existed until now. (HQN, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley