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In the four years following her husband's death, Rachel MacKinley battled her loneliness by building a thriving business. Then, on a vacation cruise off the coast of Mexico, a travel agent's error placed her in a cabin with dark-eyed Gard MacKinley. Delighted with his beautiful shipmate, Gard felt they shared more than just the same last name.

His passionate kisses seemed to burn a promise of forever into her heart. But even as her long-denied desire blossomed in his tender embrace, she feared she had fallen desperately in love with a man who wanted nothing more than a shipboard affair.

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Janet Dailey (1944–2013) published her first book in 1976. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 100 novels and became one of the top-selling female authors in the world, with 300 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. You can learn more about Janet at JanetDailey.com.

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