While on the search for her birth mother, a young woman falls in love with a widower only to discover that his late wife may have been the key to finding out about her own mysterious past.
Determined to discover the truth of her identity, elementary school teacher Jane Aaron heads to Cedar Springs, Texas, to find her birth mother. While staying in the small town, she’s hired by Asher Price, a wealthy advertising executive whose wife was killed in a car accident two years ago, to look after his thirteen-year-old daughter, Riley, and five-year-old son, Levi.
Around town, Jane learns that Asher’s late wife may not have been the perfect mother teenaged Riley makes her out to be. As the months pass, Jane finds herself growing fiercely attached to the children and soon, she and Asher begin to fall in love, as well. Though he refuses to speak about his late wife, rumors and whispers around town causes Jane to suspect that her birth mother may have been involved in the same car accident that claimed Asher’s wife.
As Jane’s investigation takes her down winding and complicated paths, her relationship with Asher becomes strained. Will the truth bring the pair closer together or drive them apart forever?
With New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s signature “nuanced characters, subtle wit, and elegantly sexy style” (Booklist), this compelling story of family and romantic love “will steal your heart” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
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