After suffering from unrequited love for most of her teenage years, Anne Foster has avoided Liam Wellington for the last decade. However, the unexpected death of her father brings Anne back to the Virginia countryside and the Wellingtons' horse farm. Like her father, Anne has a deep love for horses, so much so that she became a veterinarian. Her father, Pete, was an expert horse trainer, and for the first time, he and Liam have a Kentucky Derby contender named Someday Soon.

Although now a respected horse breeder, Liam still lives under a cloud of suspicion. A decade earlier, his girlfriend Leslie disappeared. Liam's bloodstained bat was found, but no body was ever discovered. While Anne believes that Liam is not guilty, there are those who think he may have gotten away with murder because his father is a U.S. senator.

How far do you take loyalty? That question is central to this powerful, new romantic drama from expert storyteller Joan Wolf. (Sep., 368 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith