When Ben Sheridan is released from prison in 1936, he returns to his hometown to lead a simple life. Although he's paid his debt to society, he's never forgiven himself for the unthinkable act that forced him to take the life of his step-brother over a decade before. Storekeeper Heather O'Malley has never played the victim, but she's still a "scarred" young woman. She seizes the opportunity to help Ben restart his life, in part to atone for her silence about the events that sent her rescuer to prison. Ben can't resist Heather's free-spirited approach to life, and she can't resist his reluctant charm. Neither intends to fall in love, but when dangers from their past threaten their connection, they discover just how fiercely they're willing to fight for each other and their future.
This book was fantastic! I couldn’t put it down. 5 stars doesn’t seem enough. The writing was brilliant - the characters so believable and endearing and the story engaging, gripping and suspenseful all at the same time. This story contains a bit of mystery, lots of heartfelt emotion, plenty of sweet romance and a touch of humor and I finished the book with a smile on my face. This book has it all.