One horrible night, following the tragic death of her 16-year-old sister Megan, 9-year-old Allie Bennett and her mother left both Dublin, Kentucky and her father far behind. Fifteen years later after the death of her mother, Allie returns to Dublin to live in the house she inherited from her dad.

Allie knew that Megan had run away from home and then was killed in a car accident. But what motivated her mother to take Allie and leave? Why did her father stand by and allow it? Allie hopes to find the answers in her old family home.

The boy next door, Stephen Whittaker, has grown up to become a dangerously attractive man. Can he fill in some of the missing pieces? Stephens attraction to Allie is threatening to complicate the situation, for the Whittakers want Allie far away from Dublin and for old ghosts to remain buried deep.

UNBREAK MY HEART is proof-positive that author Teresa Hill is a talent to be reckoned with. Her ability to paint stories that use vivid and complex emotions is a special talent that is sure to be an audience pleaser. (Feb., 368 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith