A second chance at love blossoms in this enchanting tale by Patrick. Well scripted and told in beautiful prose, this emotional account of a couple torn apart by vicious lies will entertain until the last page. The children add a lighter note to the story.

Reunited as godparents at a christening, Emma and Lion thought they’d never see each other again. He returned from war to find her pregnant with another man’s child. He walked out, and she disappeared with their young son, leaving the newborn girl with his parents. Five years later, Lion has never given up searching for Emma and Jamie. He wants them to return with him to his parents’ estate to be with Emma’s daughter, Grace, whom he’s claiming as his own. Emma’s reluctance borders on terror. Her fears are a result of her experiences at the estate after Lion joined the service. But who will believe her pleas when everything seems stacked against her? (SAMHAIN, Mar., 240 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown