When her fathers death leaves her in a mound of debt, an attractive woman is determined to work the family farm to pay off all the money. She nearly succeeds until vandals and thieves ruin her farm. Turning to her new next-door neighbor, whom she has been dating, she becomes A RELUCTANT MISTRESS (2), not knowing his true connection to the lands previous owners. While the tone is very dry and pacing a bit slow, Robyn Donald creates solid characters and a sound premise.

Reviewed by: 
Shannon Short