Lauren Michaels has it all-a successful career as a financial adviser, a well-behaved, beautiful teenage daughter, and is well on her way to fulfilling her lifetime dream of being a professional singer-until handsome Dr. Eric Crawford walks into her life and drops the ultimate bomb: he's her adopted daughter's father. Why, oh why, does the first man she's been attracted to since her husband's death have to be the only person in the world who can destroy her happiness?

Eric finds himself in a unique position-he's found his daughter, a daughter he's never known about until now and wants desperately to know...but it's her mother that's giving him heart palpitations! How can he get the cautious Lauren to trust him, to believe he doesn't want to steal their daughter away from her, but to create a life for the three of them?

SILKEN LOVE is a heartrending, heartwarming story of second chances and the restorative power of true love. Ms. Green's intimate, honest portrayal of real people in a less-than-perfect world is a poignant tribute to her extraordinary talent and flawless skill as a writer. (Sep., 234 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson