Philadelphian Elizabeth Temple arrives in small, Southern Bryeton to teach first grade in 1948, hoping to slide unnoticed into a spinster's existence, believing she is unfit for any companion. She doesn't count on falling for Jake Ryan, a WWII veteran tainted by a scandalous divorce, struggling to raise his young son. Despite an undeniable chemistry, the road to romance is strewn with roadblocks and detours. Between the very personal secret that has a devastating grip on Elizabeth, and Jake's temperamental, soon-to-be-ex-wife, what looks like a 'sure thing' could easily slip away.
I loved reading this book and couldn't put it down! It was well written and envelops you immediately into the story. Jake is the perfect gentleman, any woman's dream man, but you'll find your heart truly belongs to Charlie. Excellent read!