After running off for five months and returning home alone and pregnant, Melissa Hamilton is back at her job at the family newspaper, with the additional responsibility of caring for Richard McNeil's nieces. She discovers that Richard is a kind, warm protector. Patricia Davids' Prodigal Daughter (4) is a warm tale that reacquaints readers with the Hamilton family. The story shows the difficult choices Melissa must face as she struggles with her faith. This quick, pleasurable read fits in warmly as the fifth story of the Davis Landing series.