Lifelong Hart's Crossing resident Stephanie Watson is finally healing after the death of Chuck, her husband of 50 years. Stephanie is surprised when her old flame, James Scott, returns there to live. His grown children don't understand the move, and he can't make sense of it himself.

Then Stephanie pays a visit. When she smiles, he remembers what they meant to each other. How can they tell their children? What if they're wrong about God's plan for them to be together?

In this second installment of Hart's Crossing, Hatcher writes a heartwarming story of unexpected love in the senior years. In Stephanie, the reader feels like they're visiting a favorite aunt. Great characterization is always one of this author's strong points. (Mar., 160 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Linda Mae Baldwin