The youngest in her family, Leah Hudson is trying to carve out a niche of her own. Shes the lone single with four married sisters, and as far as shes concerned, the only one who was not blessed with good looks. She loves her job at the ballpark snack-shanty and her title of Auntie Leah. But its her secret identity as Glenbrooke Zorro that gives her the most satisfaction, as she anonymously gives aid to folks in distress.
When the handsome delivery man figures out her identity, Leah finds herself falling in love with the evasive stranger. She discovers that Seth Edwards has cancer, and wonders if he, the familys prodigal son, may be trying to redeem himself with his rich great-uncle Franklin Edwards. When Franklin dies, he leaves a surprising codicil in his will that only heightens her suspicion.
Set in the North Pacific, Woodlands has small-town charm and an appeal which Gunn fans are sure to enjoy. (Jan., 300 pp., $10.99)