After wounds ended his career as a Delta Force operative, Sam Mendenhall is back home, healing and working as constable in Heart Lake, Michigan.

It's generally a quiet place, but lately there's been a string of petty thefts. However, it's the news of Beth Simon returning home that's given everyone something to talk about.

Beth and Sam were teenage sweethearts whose love affair crashed after Beth left town and Sam married someone else. Considering the pain that those memories still stir up, it is evident that neither is truly over the other. Are they being given a second chance? Before they have the opportunity to find out, the harmless crimes suddenly take a darker turn.

What is going on?

The other Simon girl gets her story in the terrifically talented McBride's latest offering. Beth and Sam are star-crossed lovers who deserve another shot at happiness. The warmth and emotion in this book make it something special. (Dec., 288 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith