Sharon Winslow, the daughter of a socially prominent family in early 1900s New York, defies her parents with her determination to wed only for love. But the war snatches away her beloved's life, a betrayal by a fortune hunter leaves her determined never to wed and her faith in God sadly dims.

Then a chance encounter in a perilous situation puts her in contact with Temple Smith, a man who appears poor and rough but intrigues her with his kind and generous heart. Temple vows to convince Sharon to trust in love again.

This newest entry in The House of Winslow series has its share of predictable moments and the characters aren't very deep. But the plot is good, entertaining and moves along at a respectable clip. (Oct., 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson