Jessica Morgan is look ing to start over and peaceful Glenbrook, Oregon seems like just the place. She accepts a job as a school teacher, but concealing her identity is not easyespecially after meeting firefighter Kyle Buchanan. But he already has an admirer, Jessicas new principal, who is then bent on uncovering her secret.

A troubled teenager latches on to Jessica and invites her to chaperone her church mission trip. The weekend jaunt to Mexico becomes a chance to get to know Kyle better, but can Jessica risk being honest?

Although the story is a bit contrived in places, this first of the Glenbrook series introduces a cast of likable and enjoyable characters. (July, 260 pp., $9.99)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair