A MERGER ... OR MARRIAGE?
Everyone at Walnut River General thinks Anna Wilder is the enemy -- including her family. But Anna believes the HMO she works for intends to improve services, so she's determined to finalize the hospital's acquisition. Attorney Richard Green, Anna's former lover, opposes it. Seeing Richard again fans old flames, but involvement wouldn't be ethical -- or smart. Anna tries to run, but there's nowhere to hide -- from the truth about her parentage, her employer or her feelings. RaeAnne Thayne winds up The Wilder Family with A Merger ... or Marriage? (4), spicing up what could have been a routine story with lots of juicy conflict and crackling sexual tension.