Libby Sawyer is completely stunned when she and her father return from their summer lodgings to find a Romanian family living in their home and they learn they do not have a legal right to the house. Libby and her father hire a lawyer to let the court decide who has the right to the house.
Michael Dobrescu has come to claim the property that had been given to his father, and also to keep his sister safe from further harm. He is attracted to Libby, but wants to keep his distance. The last thing he wants is to fall in love and wind up getting hurt again. Libby has a secret she guards with her very soul and is concerned that if Michael finds out, he will not allow her to be around his children or his sister, and she adores this family, despite their legal battle. (BETHANY HOUSE, Jan., 352 pp., $14.99)